Effectiveness of an Integrated Care Model in Drop-in Centers in Maharashtra

Project Description

The Government of India highlighted social inclusion as a key priority in its current Five Year Plan; following this principle the National AIDS Control Organization has supported People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) networks to manage Drop-in Center services for people living with HIV/AIDS. The PLHIV networks aim to be equal partners with the Government of India to reduce stigma and discrimination while strengthening the outreach, access, treatment, care and support to infected and affected members of their communities. The goal of this activity is to: a) examine how the integrated care model of drop-in centers in three districts in Maharasthra is implemented, b) assess the role it plays in improving access and linkages to schemes and services, and c) study its effect on children’s health and social outcomes.

This is one project under the CGHD’s Orphans and Vulnerable Children Research in India.

Project Details

Principal Investigator Jenny Ruducha
Boston University Co-Investigators Malcolm Bryant, Jonathon Simon
  • Avert Society
Country(ies) India
Dates of Research 2011–2012