India, VMM

Andhra Pradesh

Vasavya Mahila Mandali (VMM) has been working to help women, children and youth in Andhra Pradesh, southern India since 1969.

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KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • From April 2010 to March 2011 VMM supported:
  • 3,446 children living with HIV
  • 23,582 children affected by HIV
  • 10,247 people living with HIV
  • 18,247 family members affected by AIDS
 

WHAT WE DO

Focus on women, children and youth

VMM implements HIV-related programmes in all 23 districts of Andhra Pradesh with 32 NGOs.

VMM works on HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STI), Tuberculosis (TB), sexual reproductive health rights (SRHR). It focuses on the needs of women living with HIV, young people, maternal and child health, safe motherhood, integration of HIV services into the wider sexual and reproductive health field, trafficking, domestic violence and harassment.

It supports a network of non-governmental organisations, community-based groups, associations of people living with HIV and public health sector staff to provide comprehensive HIV-related services. 

A community-based approach

Having piloted home and community-based care and support in Andhra Pradesh, VMM has since seen its approach replicated by other agencies, including the State AIDS Control Society. The organisation actively involves affected communities in running its programmes. This includes having children take part in planning and reviewing child-focused activities, such as expanding community foster care for AIDS orphans.

This can be seen in VMM’s formation of a community based organisation for orphans and vulnerable children, the Children Leadership Development Association. It supports programmes with a child centric approach with capacity building, advocacy and project implementation. 

VMM also provides technical support for facilitating workshops, exposure visits and developing training modules for NGOs on home based care and support. It developed a paediatric counselling module for the National AIDS Control Organisation with the support of WHO’s India country office.

Last updated October 2011

CONTACT DETAILS

Vasavya Mahila Mandali (VMM)

Atheist Centre, Benz Circle, Vijayawada 520 010, Andhra Pradesh, India

HIV STATISTICS

  • People living with HIV
    2,400,000
  • HIV prevelance
    0.3%
  • Deaths due to AIDS
    170,000

     VMM actively involves affected communities in running its programmes  

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