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  project name ~ Suraksha HIV-AIDS Awareness

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  Project Name


Suraksha HIV-AIDS Awareness






health care - adult







  Budget Approved


$ 4000


  Year Approved








  Chapter Coordinators


Karthikeyan Swaminathan







Womens group in Kamalanagar. Harini(center) and Karthik(left bottom).





SURAKSHA, a non- government organization (NGO), registered in 1998, working in the area of Women’s Reproductive Health and prevention & intervention of HIV/AIDS, envisages the issue of health in connection with Economic and Development issues.
It works to achieve it’s Goal- To improve the quality of life of vulnerable women, adolescents, young youths, and men. With the Objectives being:
•To reduce the women’s vulnerability to infections like Reproductive tract infection (RTI), Sexually transmitted infections (STD), HIV/AIDS and maternal morbidity etc. by providing effective care services.
•Women to take more control and responsibility of their own health.
•The community and the men in particular; to understand the issues, involve and play a supportive role.





Harini kakkeri is the recipient of the prestigious Ashoka Fellowship award. Suraksha has been funded by many organizations like KSAPS and lately the Bill Gates foundation.





Suraksha has two broad goals: 1. Outreach: spread awareness and provide counselling to people living in slums in Bangalore about the HIV-AIDS disease. 2. Treatment: Provide basic treatment to HIV affected women and refer them to hospitals for subsidised treatment. AID-Cincinnati is funding the Outreach part of this project in the slums in kamalanagar in bangalore. This also includes microcredit programs for the women and youth activities for adolescents.



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