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  project name ~ Suraksha HIV-AIDS Awareness

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  Project Name

 

Suraksha HIV-AIDS Awareness

  NGO

 

Suraksha

  Category

 

health care - adult

  District

 

Bangalore

  State

 

Karnataka

  Budget Approved

 

$ 4000

 

  Year Approved

 

2004

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

1  

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Karthikeyan Swaminathan

 

Cincinnati

 

  Caption

 

 

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

 

  Summary

 

 

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.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

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.

 

  Goals

 

 

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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