This document highlights the approach and achievements of Soukhya Samudaya Samasthe under the Targeted Interventions in Chitradurga district of Karnataka. This publication was commissioned by the Technical Support Unit (TSU) of Karnataka State AIDS Prevention Society (KSAPS) under the project funded by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) to document the Targeted Intervention (TI) programme in Karnataka. The document was supported by Karnataka State AIDS Prevention Society (KSAPS), India Health Action Trust (IHAT) and Karnataka Health Promotion Trust. This book will be an ideal guide for all the TI programs across States and Country where they are working towards development of Self Help Models.
This report shares a key evidence from a mapping & size estimation effort that reveals how a significant number of MSMs in the Delhi NCT are on multiple virtual platforms. It also highlights that not many of them have been contacted by conventional Targeted Interventions. This establishes the need & opportunity for a specially-designed virtual intervention to reach out to the MSM population with HIV prevention, treatment and care services.
IHAT, in collaboration with DSACS, conducted a ‘Virtual Mapping’ exercise to generate estimates of the population size of Men who have Sex with Men (MSMs) active on virtual platforms in Delhi. This process document provides a detailed methodology on estimating the size of MSMs active on virtual platforms. Virtual Mapping can become the foundation to develop a comprehensive HIV intervention encompassing the population on virtual platforms.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced digression within public health interventions across the globe. As the world learns to cope with the new normal, it is important to ensure that vulnerable populations continue to access life saving health services. This report documents the COVID-19 interventions by IHAT in India and PHDA in Kenya, both in partnership with IGPH, University of Manitoba.