BJUP is working extensively on Malnutrition, Health and WASH-related issues such as HIV/AIDS, RMNCH+A through direct intervention and activating Government health Service Providers. In this endeavour, BJUP regularly organizes health and nutritional camps in remote villages for providing preventive and curative health and along with this, the nutrition camps are also organized on a regular basis. BJUP ensures government support for these camps, by garnering active support and participation from health department functionaries at Block and District levels.

TARGETED INTERVENTION (TI)

Keeping enormity of the problem, BJUP with the support of Bihar State AIDS Control Society runs the initiative of Targeted Intervention Project. This project is being implemented in four blocks of the Nalanda District of Bihar. The High-Risk Group (HRG) who are in the age group of 18-45 years are eligible to register under this project. Targeted interventions are aimed at offering prevention and care services to high-risk populations (Female Sex Workers- FSW, Male having Sex with Male- MSM and Injecting Drug Users- IDUs) within communities by providing them with the information, means and skills they need to minimize HIV transmission and improving their access to care, support and treatment services.

  • A total of 2797 High-Risk group has been reached through BCC and Counselling.
  • A Total of 2658 HRG people received clinical support through Regular Medical checkups.
  • 765 Female Sex Worker and 115 Men Sex with Man received HIV preventive services and remained HIV.
  • Care and Support program for 6567 People Living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Total 48 Focused Group Discussions (FGDs) were held with HRGs on different topics.
  • 507 FSWs and MSM were screened for Syphilis.
  • Medicines were provided to 28 STI HRG on the recommendation of doctors.

PROJECT  VIHAAN

Besides Targeted Intervention BJUP also runs the Vihaan project, a national initiative on the issue of Care and Support for HIV/AIDS positive people. It is getting implemented by BJUP with the support of NCPI+. The Vihaan project is a national initiative on the issue of Care and Support for HIV/AIDS positive people. And it is getting implemented by BJUP with the collaboration of NCPI+. The project aims three important components, such as:

  • Intensifying and Consolidating Prevention services with a focus on HRG and vulnerable populations,
  • expanding IEC services for the general population and high-risk groups with a focus on behaviour change and demand generation and
  • comprehensive Care, Support and Treatment.

Vihaan project has established and managed 350 care and support centres (CSCs) across India to expand access to essential services, increase treatment adherence, reduce stigma, discrimination, and improved the quality of life for people living with HIV (PLHIV). Vihaan CSCs are committed to the health and wellbeing of PLHIV and their families. We are putting special effort to reach underserved populations- Women, children, and members of high-risk groups, FSW, MSM, transgender, eunuch and people who inject drugs (PWID).

  1. 2769 close family members have been started home-based care of PLHA.
  2. 1154 patients were counselled.
  3. Referral services were provided to 490 patients.
  4. 848 patients were identified during TB screening tests and lined them under doctors’ supervision.
  5. Linkages developed with government schemes and services:
  • MGNREGA registration benefitted 210 beneficiaries.
  • PARVARISH scheme benefitted 35 beneficiaries.
  • AADHAR registration- 321 beneficiaries.
  • Pension related schemes-80 beneficiaries.

WASH

BJUP has worked on different components of WASH such as toilet construction, reconstruction of the defunct toilet, developing prototypes of innovative toilet models, development of sanitary complex at schools, installation of hand pumps, rooftop rainwater harvesting, integrated watershed conservation and development, renovation of water harvesting structures, Water quality monitoring, recharging of groundwater, Hygiene education, promoting hygiene behaviour at individual and community level, etc.

  • Ensuring safe drinking water, proper sanitation and hygiene among Mahadalit community in 50 villages of Nalanda district.
  • Reconstruction of the defunct toilet and community-based septic toilet in 10 villages of Nalanda district
  • 500 HH toilet constructed
  • One School sanitary complex was constructed and functional
  • 10000 people are sensitized to different Water, Sanitation, and hygiene issue.
  • 310 defunct toilets have been reconstructed
  • 25 septic toilets cum bath model constructed