Strengthening and expanding care & Support models for HIV / TB and holistic care to improve the quality of life and uphold the rights of children, youth, women, general population & infected and effected people.
- Decreased mortality of children and parents living with HIV and AIDS.
- Decreased morbidity among children and parents living with HIV and AIDS.
- Decreased number of children orphaned by HIV and AIDS.
- Decreased number of children infected by HIV.
Since Balasahyoga meant for rescue and extend care and support for infected and affected children of HIV/AIDS, the project team identified eligible families and taken consent for registration and linkage for other services. At the end of September 2011, the project team has registered 1011 families. Among these families we found the 7 categories as tabled;
- Referrals to RNTCP, ICTC, PPTC, ART
- DOTS Provision
- Care and support services
- Sensitization meetings to communities
- Sensitization meetings to CBO and NGOs
|Type of family
||No. of households
|Grand Parent Headed
This project is extended support in five domains for the concern families such as Health, Education, Nutrition, Safety net and Psycho-socio support.
Health domain focuses mainly on Testing and Treatment cascade along with needy follow-ups of PPTCT for adult and children. Till now the project identified and registered 1,447 children and found 1,095 eligible for testing. Our team successfully covered testing for 729 children and found 126 positive (pre-ART 100 + on ART 47). Subsequently, we tested 1,120 adults from eligible adult of 1,339. We found 892 positives (Pre-ART 781+ on ART 400) With regards to PPTCT cascade, project team identified 14 ANC cases tested 14 and found positives 14. On ART 7 and Positive ANCs delivered 7.
The total children in the age group of 3 – 5 years are admitted in pre schools. These schools are managed by staff of ICDS in respected villages. In other hand 98% of children (6-14 years age group) are enrolled in regular schools.
88% of children (15-18 years of age group) are regularly attending higher education. Out of 22 positive children 20 children are attending schools regularly. Outreach staff of the project, through house visits supporting these children to continue their education. Some of the needy children received educational support from the project. Our staff found 965 children are going to schools out of 1,108 children.
As above said school going children 918 belong to the families of Below Poverty Line (BPL). As a part of social responsibility, RISE team mobilized support from local donors to provide books and uniforms for these children.
we are linking up our households to Government supplied Nutrition program like Ration Cards, Anthyodaya and Annapoorna Cards. Project team has made efforts to obtain those cards for the eligible families. Fortunately District administration prioritized to provide cards to these families. RISE team also mobilizing rice donation from village level at Public Distribution System stores and distributing them to the limited needy families.
As a part of this nutrition program project was assessed nutrition status of the children, Totally 129 children are being growth monitored and 11 HIV positive children are monitored.
Clinton Foundation provided nutrition support to on-ART and pre-ART children, totally 64 children and received this support regularly. 58 children at the age group of 0-6 years were enrolled in Anganawadi centers and accessing supplementary nutrition food.
Project provided safety net interventions to register households. We have prioritized women headed households and grandparent headed households for safety net interventions. Food security has been done for all types of households, 93% (910 Households) of the families are covered by food security assessment for first time. In this process 86% (823 households) of the families belong to sevierly food in secured and 10% (87 HH) belong to moderately food insecured. Our project encouraged 300 kitchen garden for these families and provided support for 68 families to take-up micro enterprises like mobile Tiffin stalls, vegetable vending, rice grinding, petty shops etc.,Secondly, project linked 798 families to get 35 KGs of rice (AAY) through PDS.
Counseling services are provided for 30 cases per month. All these process was taking at home or ART center. This is very crucial element for reducing stigma discrimination and breaking mind-set of the people. Project provided counseling for 93 adults (31 male + 62 female) and 63 children (23 boys, 40 girls). Totally 156 persons are availed the services of counseling by the project and from ART center.
The project team organized special events like childrens day (14th November), Worlds Aids Day (December 1st), Children Mela (Holli on 9th march) these special events are facilitated and managed by the children with the support of the project team.