India – FY 2010 Approved Funding by Program Area, Agency and Funding Source*
*Only appropriations from the GHCS (State) fund account are notified by the Global AIDS Coordinator.
The PEPFAR India program continues to lead as a “technical assistance” model, building sustainability through a four pillar approach: capacity building at all levels of government; transitioning from direct services to TA, building demonstration or pilot programs to test effective interventions; and expanding private sector involvement.
In FY 2010 the USG will continue to promote evidence-based planning at the state and district levels to improve prevention activities among most-at-risk populations and in workplaces. USG will pilot the provision of a comprehensive prevention-to-care continuum of services, provide TA in developing strategies to mitigate gender concerns among MARPs, and support state-wide mapping of injecting drug users for prioritizing interventions. In FY 2010 USG will provide technical support in developing demand generation campaigns for increasing uptake of HCT services among MARPs, demonstrate private sector models for quality HCT, and address gender concerns in HCT programs. To improve PMTCT, in FY 2010 USG will support three private sector PMTCT models and explore opportunities for integrating HIV/AIDS into MCH services.
To complement the Government of India’s strong ART program, the USG will continue to focus on home based care and support through three pilots. It will also link with the private health sector and develop corporate partnerships to provide ART. With increased allocation of resources for pediatric treatment, USG will advance EID, improve referrals and promote integration. Pilot models of provider-initiated counseling and testing for TB patients and mobile services for HIV/TB will continue, as will USG efforts to advocate for increased support for OVC programming.
In FY 2010, the USG will scale up support for HSS initiatives, with a focus on human resource development and institutional capacity building of state and national governments. The USG will emphasize neglected areas such as communications, strategic information skills and systems and program management. The USG will continue to lead the national effort to strengthen the National and State Reference Laboratories to improve quality of diagnostics and testing, including strengthening the laboratories of the Indian Armed Forces Medical Services. USG will also support key SI activities and build capacity in government for using data for program planning and development.
Funding will also be focused on building the technical leadership of the national government through the technical support unit model. The USG will support a National TSU to provide critical TA to the National AIDS Control Project (NACP-III) in strategic areas for national level programming. Funding will also be applied to ramp-up system strengthening and capacity building work by developing a government repository or knowledge hub. This will assist the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) in meeting its planning and mentorship role by enabling government staff to conduct hands-on modeling and estimations with surveillance data at the state level. It will allow the USG to directly support all stages of the development and roll-out of the Strategic Information Management System in India. The USG has also been responsive to the Government of India’s request to expand capacity building for state, district and civil society entities in the states of: Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Orissa, and Rajasthan.
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