Nai Umang Positive Welfare Society (Nai Umang) aims to reduce the stigma and discrimination towards People Living with HIV (PLHIV), resulting in improved quality of life for women and children affected with HIV/AIDS.
Main activities are:
TB and AIDS Sensitization Program: The NGO conducts sensitization programs, street plays and awareness rallies to spread awareness about the problem, symptoms and prevention of TB and AIDS. Every month TB awareness camps are organized in the NDMC area and the cases are referred to the DOTS centre. Under the HIV project, a total of 204 clients were registered and around 480 people visited the Nai Umang office for counselling and were provided ration, clothes and medicines in FY15. People with TB are identified and their treatment is started from the DOTS centre.
HelpDesk Vihaan Program: Nai Umang has been running a Helpdesk as part of the Vihaan program of the India HIV/AIDS Alliance since July 2013. The activities include identifying lost to follow-up cases in the ART centres of the government hospitals, providing information and counselling on HIV related issues, creating linkage and referral for services, organising Support Group meetings and so on.
Advocacy: The President and Project Coordinator of Nai Umang participated and shared their views in the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare meeting held to discuss on the HIV/AIDS Bill.
Hospital Visits: Nai Umang counsellors and outreach workers visit hospitals and polyclinics to discuss new HIV/AIDS cases, meet the newly diagnosed people living with HIV and extend support to them.
Home Visits: Home visits are an integral part of Nai Umang’s outreach work. In FY15 317 home visits were conducted. Every month the team visits old as well as new members to discuss various aspects of the infection – schedule for medicines, nutrition, importance of drug adherence, etc.
Social entitlements: Social entitlement support is provided to the affected people. Forms for income certificate, ration card and Aadhar card are filled up for the members and submitted to the respective authorities and assistance is also provided in helping them open bank accounts and getting ATM facilities.
Income Rs6 lac
Expense Rs6 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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