The report describes the breadth of Alliance India’s growing portfolio. It elaborates, in three sections, areas that Alliance has been working in – Gender, SRHR/HIV Integration for Key Populations, and Community-owned Responses to HIV in India.
The MCH-STAR initiative launched on June 12, 2008 aimed to strengthen the capacity of Indian institutions in the areas of research and evaluation, policy analysis and advocacy, and in responsive technical assistance for MNCHN so as to provide technical leadership to global standards.
Dalit Foundation is a non-government organization, the first grant making institution in south Asia working for the empowerment of dalit communities, established in 2003. Dalit Foundation organized a series of Regional Dalit Cultural Festivals “UTSAVA” – A celebration of struggle against oppression, from all over India, showcasing and celebrating Dalit music, art and craft, theatre etc. The events are highlighted in this document.
Project Axshya builds a new dimension to TB control in India – community ‘ownership’ through civil society led public health programming. Through its innovative interventions focusing on Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilisation, Project Axshya is strengthening the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) to achieve its objective of Universal Access to TB services.
The documentation enlightens on the experiences, lessons learnt and findings of the USAID funded, Reproductive and Child Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS Program RACHNA of CARE-India in a collection of technical papers. Decline in malnutrition among children is the fruitful outcome of the five-year experience that would form a future platform of motivation to continue to work to reach global and national development goals for child health and nutrition in India.
The documentation on RACHNA program embarks on highlighting the details of the two main projects that endeavor to promote maternal and child health, and nutrition services. Integrated Nutrition and Health Project (INHP II) aims at sustaining the reduction in infant mortality and child malnutrition and the Chayan project supports the strengthening of family planning services in order to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), implemented by the Government during the year 2005, is an illustrious programme that reaches the nucleus of the indispensable requisites of the poor, and augments to their dire needs by creating and providing employment even for the elders of the family. The hand – to – mouth existence is thus eradicated, paving way for an enhanced future.