VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION
PARTNERSHIP IN SEXUAL HEALTH (PSH) PROJECT


Project  PARTNERSHIP IN SEXUAL HEALTH (PSH) PROJECT
Supported by AP State AIDS Control Society, Technical Resource Unit
Project Period ongoing from 1999
Purpose
Nrityanjali Academy has been working on many fronts to combat with the deadly disease AIDS.
Target Population Target Population/project area: Slums and migrant population of secunderabad
Secunderabad slums Ambedkar nagar, Addagutta ABCD Sections, Chandrasekhar nagar, and Rasoolpura covering a population of 3 lakhs.
Innovative BB/IEC materials, Condom exhibitions, Awareness programmes, Mobile van awareness programme, Peer educators and community organization formation
Priority Activities (Major activities) The PSH project is based on the principle of targeted intervention. The major activities
a) Behavioral Change Communication (BCC);
b) Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) prevention and care;
c) Condom promotion and
d) Enabling Environment.
Project Materials and tools Documentation
Project Area Secunderabad Slums (with around 3 lakh total population)
Achievements : - Till date 28,000 PSH reached through different activities like 1-1, 1-Group, Focussed Group, Group-Group
- Around 3,200 STD cases have been provided with full treatment.
- The main focus of STD is SCM (Syndromic Case Management), Parner Notification and Follow-up
- 3 Lakhs 20,000 Condoms have been distributed to the high risk population with main focus on sensitising on condom, make them use it in correct & consistent usage.
- EE 32 SHG were motivated to participate in project activites. Ultimately forming a project core committtee. The members were local political leaders, police, religious community leaders & mahila mandali leaders.
Innovative Approaches to Project: - Identifying 500+ peer educators to make the project sustainable.
- low-cost innovative BCC material developed
- 800+ volunteers to smoothly conduct project activities

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