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Om Prakash Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (OPNP)

Uttam Nagar, India
Joined March 2019

Empowering the PLHIV and poor from marginalized communities through human rights.



Presence in: India
Focus: Economic Empowerment, Education, Family, Health, Labor & Employment, Women's Rights

Vision

An improved quality of life of people living with HIV, to make TB free India, increase child education among poor people, women empowerment, livelihood, rights of PLHIV and CABA, Swachha Bharat Abhiyan, Income Generation Program and an increased active participation in society by working for the rights of poor, women and girls from marginalized community.

Mission

To improve the quality of life and provide a sense of belonging to people living with HIV and their families and reduce further HIV transmission. To link the PLHIV and the poor people from marginalized communities with Social Entitlements and Welfare Schemes offered by Central Government and Delhi Government. To raise awareness regarding HIV/TB, Hep-B/Hep-C co-infections in the slum and marginalized communities. To actively participate in programs aimed at building a TB free India. To educate and campaign for a clean and better India through Indoor Toilet and hygienic practices. To equip children with books who are engaged in labor or not connected to regular schooling. To empower women through Self Help Groups and inculcate saving habits and encourage them to run small businesses by connecting them to Skill Development and Income Generation Programs for a better livelihood.

To facilitate linkage to the existing social welfare and protection schemes under different line departments, corporate sector, the public sector under undertaking, faith-based organizations and civil society organizations. To ensure a robust system that supports the program goal and ensures reduced stigma and discrimination free access to quality services.

The care of HIV infected people is the most challenging aspect in HIV/AIDS prevention. The experience shows that to mobilize the community support, the advocacy among PLHA and networking among them for creating an enabling environment is essential.

People Associated With This Organization

Shail Yadav

India  
Om Prakash Network of People Living...
Joined March 2019
Interests: Economic Empowerment, Education, Family, Health, Women's Rights
Sahil, a 25-year old from Darbhanga in Bihar has no rancor or bitterness as he talks about getting infected through blood transfusion.

Carving out a new identity for himself in a new city, he found the motivation to live and be of use to others, like him. He has experienced stigma and discrimination but is hopeful that with the support of media, communities will understand the infection better and accept positive people, in their fold. Also, he is convinced that we all need to talk more about HIV. For, only when you see HIV, will normalization happen?

With support from the NGOs, he learned to help and care for others who were struggling and suffering like him. Thereafter my life changed and HIV/AIDS and work for the basic rights of children, women, girls, and people from the marginalized communities.
Shail Yadav is the network champion (main point of contact) for Om Prakash Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (OPNP).

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