CCEA approves World Bank funded National AIDS control support project
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved a proposal by the Department of AIDS Control, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for the implementation of National AIDS Control Support Project (NACSP) under the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) for an amount of Rs. 2550 crore. NACP is financed by the Government of India and the World Bank in equal proportion.
Objective of the Project:
- Primary Objective: To increase safe behaviour among high risk groups in pursuance of the national goal of accelerated reversal of the HIV epidemic by 2017.
- Strengthening and scaling up of prevention interventions and related BCC strategies for sub-groups of population identified to be most-at-risk by the NACP.
- Planned expansion and consolidation of tailored interventions for other at-risk populations, including migrant workers and truckers which play a critical role in the transmission dynamics of HIV in the country.
- Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) will emphasize on demand generation for prevention services among high risk groups and vulnerable populations, including a specific focus on youth and will also make efforts towards reduction of stigma associated with HIV by focused IEC to change the prevailing attitudes and perceptions.