With the aim to minimise HIV transmission and mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS among out-migrant families at their source points, HLFPPT is implementing NACP's Source Migrant Intervention Project in 20 districts of Uttar Pradesh. As per NACO reports, these districts have a high percent of population migrating to other states and regions, thus posing a high threat for the spread of HIV. The project is being funded by Uttar Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (UPSACS) and is being implemented under overall guidance of NACO.
The two-year project started in October 2013 and is expected to continue till October 2015. It is spread across 20 high-focus districts of UP comprising 990 villages and 99 blocks, which have a high record of migrant population. These include Ghaziabad, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Bijnor, Bulandshahar, Badaun, Aligarh, Etah, Raebareli, Sultanpur, Unnao, Faizabad, Banda, Varanasi, Allahabad, Ghazipur, Ballia, Ambedkar Nagar, Maharajganj and Siddharthnagar.
The project endeavours to achieve this through: Increasing coverage of migrants and their spouses; Increasing HIV testing of target population by health camp or outreach activity; Data validation through MSDS (Migrant Service Delivery System); Capacity building of frontline works on awareness regarding HIV/STI/Condom use; and through Capacity building of in-house staff.
PERFORMANCE TILL OCTOBER 2014: