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THRIKKUNNAPPUZHA GRAMA PANCHAYATH: REPLICABLE RESPONSE OF A LOCAL SELF GOVERNMENT FOR THE CARE AND SUPPORT OF THE HIV INFECTED

Thrikkunnappuzha, a rural village of Alappuzha District in Kerala State has now become a replicable model for other Gramapanchayaths (Rural Self Government Agencies) in the State for providing care and support to the HIV infected without hurting their privacy or secrecy.…





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Added by BPDU on November 11, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

FATE OF HIV POSITIVE CHILDREN IS NOT UNCERTAIN: IF THE COMMUNITY JOINS HANDS INTACTLY

Now they are smiling; the thespians in the murky story of stigma and discrimination that attracted the curiosity of all philanthropists and social activists at national and international level. They and their supporters are grateful to all the campaigners who involved in alleviating the issue and ensure the completion of their primary education in the same school in a friendly… Continue

Added by BPDU on November 3, 2010 at 2:15pm — 1 Comment

SAVINGS FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Community participation through community mobilization and empowerment is inevitable in ensuring the quality and sustainability of services implemented by the targeted intervention programme aimed at preventing HIV/AIDS among core high groups like female sex workers and MSMs. Almost all the Targeted Intervention…
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Added by BPDU on October 18, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

THEY HAVE MOPED UP THE STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION AGAINST FEMALE SEX WORKERS: A SUCCESSFUL INITIATIVE FROM THRISSUR DISTRICT



The status of female sex workers in Kerala was very pathetic and wretched before starting the HIV/AIDS interventions among them by Kerala State AIDS Control Society under National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) during the late 1990’s. They were victims of extreme human right violations due to…

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Added by BPDU on October 11, 2010 at 11:07am — No Comments

CATERING TO THE WELFARE OF THE COMMUNITY

Catering unit, an innovation from

Swantham Suraksha Project to empower female sex workers is under progress, as visualized by the promoters. Swantham Suraksha Project is run by the community based organization (CBO) of female sex workers in Ernakulam District of Kerala State. The Catering unit was officially inaugurated on 21st June 2010. Till date,…
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Added by BPDU on October 4, 2010 at 1:55pm — 3 Comments

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL: CASE STUDY OF A FEMALE SEX WORKER FROM KERALA





This is the story of Ms. Suma, a 40 year old woman, who faced a lot of struggle in the street as a sex worker. Suma is a good looking woman who belongs to Naduvil Village, a distant rural village of Kannur District in Kerala. She hails from a lower middle class family and her parents…

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Added by BPDU on September 28, 2010 at 11:51am — 1 Comment

AN EXCITING STORY OF VOLUNTARY BLOOD DONATION MOVEMENT IN ANCHERICHIRA VILLAGE

Anchery is a small but fast growing village in Thrissur

District, the Cultural Capital of Kerala. The Village is now in news due to its initiatives in promoting voluntary blood donation. The mega blood donation camp conducted in the village on 20th June 2010 has become a record in Kerala State as it bled 464 units of blood from a single Voluntary…
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Added by BPDU on September 17, 2010 at 9:43pm — No Comments

FEMALE BLOOD DONORS: ALLEVIATING THE RESISTANCE OF THE COMMUNITY



Soumya and her friends are happy today, because they have witnessed the withdrawal of community notions on female blood donation. A huge number of girls and women donated their blood voluntarily during a blood donation camp conducted at Kannur District of Kerala organized as part of the ‘World…

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Added by BPDU on August 31, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

POLLING BOOTH SURVEY: A SOLUTION TO ASSESS THE BEHAVIORAL IMPACT OF TARGETED INTERVENTIONS IN CONDOM USAGE AMONG FSWS AND MSMS



After a much awaited wait, the TI Division and Technical Support Unit of KSACS has come out with a scientific solution for assessing behavioral impact of Suraksha Projects in condom usage and safe sex practices among FSWs and MSMs to reduce the risk of getting HIV and STI. Condom promotion is one of…

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Added by BPDU on August 9, 2010 at 7:52am — 2 Comments

MEGA STAR VOLUNTEER HIMSELF TO SHOW PUBLIC SUPPORT TO VOLUNTARY BLOOD DONATION





Malayalam Cine Mega Star Mr. Dileep…

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Added by BPDU on August 2, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

HIV/AIDS MAINSTREAMING WITH SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT: PIONEER FOR MAINSTREAMING INITIATIVES WITH VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS IN KERALA

The Mainstreaming Division of Kerala State AIDS Control Society has started mainstreaming initiatives with the Social Welfare Department, Government of Kerala. This is the first Department selected by KSACS to mainstream HIV/AIDS interventions with the regular and ongoing…

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Added by BPDU on July 27, 2010 at 7:22pm — 1 Comment

SNEHA DOUTHYAM: A PRELUDE TO THE COLLABORATION OF KSACS WITH FAITH BASED ORGANIZATIONS IN KERALA IN PREVENTING HIV/AIDS AMONG OFF CAMPUS YOUTH

It is obvious from the past that faith based organizations (FBO) have great significance in the development sector, especially in public health promotion programmes as they can play an expanded role in…

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Added by BPDU on July 21, 2010 at 3:42pm — No Comments

BEAUTY MEETS QUALITY; THE QUALITY OF INTERVENTION AMONG FEMALE SEX WORKERS AND THEIR BEHAVIOR CHANGE

Consciousness of one’s body and beauty plays a great role in developing self-esteem, self-respect and self-confidence that, essential elements for socialization of an individual. Jawahar Suraksha Project, Alappuzha realized this fact from their experience. They witnessed how increased beauty consciousness…

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Added by BPDU on July 12, 2010 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

KALALAYATHULLIKAL: VOLUNTARY BLOOD DONATION CAMPAIGNS IN CAMPUSES

KALALAYATHULLIKAL: VOLUNTARY BLOOD DONATION CAMPAIGNS IN CAMPUSES…

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Added by BPDU on June 28, 2010 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

SPANDANAM – COMBATING HIV/AIDS THROUGH EMPOWERMENT

SPANDANAM – COMBATING HIV/AIDS THROUGH EMPOWERMENT…

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Added by BPDU on June 21, 2010 at 11:04am — 4 Comments

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