Over the life of the programme, implementing partners and supported CBOs will be able to use the data to inform and improve programme implementation, management decision-making and resource allocation. Data confidentiality is a priority in the system, and by 2015, Pehchan will have possibly the largest set of data on MSM, transgenders and hijras ever assembled.
James Robertson, Country Director, India HIV/AIDS Alliance, said, “Pehchan strives for excellence by maintaining high standards in programme implementation and by ensuring accurate and efficient monitoring and reporting of programme activities. Data from Pehchan’s new CMIS will offer us new insights into how best to respond to the HIV needs of vulnerable MSM, transgender and hijra communities in India.”
Pehchan has built a close partnership with India’s National AIDS Control Organisation and State AIDS Control Societies to support the programme’s strategy and align its impact with national priorities. Pehchan is implemented by India HIV/AIDS Alliance and a consortium of partners including Humsafar Trust, Maan AIDS Foundation, SAATHII, Sangama, and SIAAP.