Plan India as Principal Recipient (PR) of Global Fund is implementing the Ahana project since 2015 to increase the uptake of Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) services and Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (EMTCT) of HIV and Syphilis. The project is aligned with the national mandate of EMTCT and SDG target 3.3 of ending AIDS epidemics by 2030.
The specific goal is to facilitate periphery level HIV screening among pregnant women as part of antenatal care for early identification of HIV-positive pregnant women and linking them with PPTCT services to reduce the chances of transmission from parent to child.
The Project is being implemented in 307 districts of 13 states (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura in North East and Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh) as per national guidelines of AIDS Control Programme in collaboration with State AIDS Control Societies and State Health Department.
The field-level activities under the project are being implemented by Networks of HIV Positive People like the National Coalition of People Living with HIV in NE states and Uttar Pradesh Network of Positive People and Civil Society organizations including Child in Need Institute and Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust.
- 10 Million Pregnant women received HIV testing.
- 3,870 HIV-positive pregnant women have undergone institutional delivery.
- 3,572 HEI received Early Infant Diagnosis testing within 2 months.
- 4,832 HIV-positive pregnant women linked to HIV treatment.
- 3,673 Spouses/partners of HIV-positive pregnant women received HIV testing.
- 3,519 Private hospitals engaged with the project providing HIV testing services to pregnant women.
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