Meghalaya was among the few states in India which started targeted intervention programme at a later stage. For effective implementation of the Targeted Intervention (TI) projects designed to address the social issue of HIV/AIDS, MACS has taken the help of local NGOs to help them with the implementation of 9 TI projects all over the state. For East Khasi Hills, 4 projects are being implemented of which one is being taken up by Manbha Foundation targeting a population of 400 injection drug users (IDUs), another by Voluntary Health Association of Meghalaya (VHAM) covering a population of 200 IDUs +200 OST, Voluntary Health Association of Meghalaya (VHAM) also covering a target population of 150 FIDU+50 OST. The KJPA Selda is handling a core composite project covering 400 female sex workers (FSW) and 200 Men having sex with Men (MSM).The project in South Garo Hills is being implemented by Adil Gandhian Society covering a target population of 300 FSW. In Jaintia Hills, 3 projects are being implemented: 1. IDU+OST by VHAM (Jowai) covering a target population of 400IDU+200OST. 2. Mih Myntdu Community Social Welfare Association (MCSWA) covering a target population of 300 FSW. 3. VHAM(Jowai) implementing a core composite project at East Jaintia Hills District covering a target population of 150 IDU+50 FSW. In Ri Bhoi, the project was given to KJPA Selda covering a target population of 300 FSW.Besides there are 2 Government OST centre.
These projects are being funded by MACS through National AIDS Control Society (NACO) under the aegis of the Ministry of Health and Family welfare.Like every year, this year too, MACS will organise different awareness programmes on the occasion of World AIDS Day in the 7 districts which will include the FBo advocacy meeting, a rally, competitions. With the help of the society and NGOs, we are trying our best to ensure that the people suffering from this disease do not face the added pain of stigma/discrimination from the general public.
Name of NGO & Area of Implementation
Type of TI
MANBHA FOUNDATION, SHILLONG
EAST KHASI HILLS
CORE COMPOSITE (FSW + MSM)
VOLUNTARY HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF MEGHALAYA (VHAM), SHILLLONG
EAST KHASI HILLS
OST (ORAL SUBSTITUTION THERAPY)
MIH MYNTDU COMMUNITY SOCIAL WELFARE ASSOCIATION, JOWAI & LAD RYMBAI