Family Health Education Program for adolescents

Why need RSH Education for adolescents: Importance of delivery of Reproductive and Sexual health education in India because significant demographic is emphasized by current statistics that India has the largest adolescent population. These figures indicate the importance of specifically addressing the healthcare needs of this considerable demography, the experiment to engage in the types of risky behaviors that have the potential to influence the quality of health and probability of survival in both short- and long-term over their lifetime. Delivery of tailored made primary preventative measures would significantly, improve the survival and general health conditions, nutritional status, and sexual and reproductive health of the future Indian adult population. This encompasses issues such as early pregnancy, unsafe abortions, STIs including HIV, and sexual abuse and violence.

 Women empowerment and HIV and AIDS

  Gujarat AIDS awareness and prevention unit of ISRCDE has organized very successful project of the Multiplex Mobile Medical Unit during 2007 to 2009 in 20 villages of the PrantijTaluka Dist. Sabarkantha supported by AIA. After evaluation of the project, GAP felt that more should be undertaken where women should be empowered for reproductive and sexual health education strengthening referral services toward “Reproductive Tract Infection and Sexually Transmitted Infection” problem. GAP has realized the needs of program on prevention of mother to child HIV transmission in backward villages and source areas of migration.

 From Urban to Rural
NGO Capacity Building : Under the programme urban to rural, GAP selected 28 grassroots NGOs from Amreli, Rajkot, Surendranagar, Patan, Anand, Nadiad, Ahmedabad, Panchmahal and these NGOs have attended skill building workshops. During the period 2001-2002, all these NGOs have started their intervention programmes. These programmes are with youth, adolescent, women, unorganized labour force, organized labour and the fishermen community.

  Young People
Young people, as always, remain as the target group for HIV/AIDS/STDs awareness programmes. This includes the school drop-outs from different slum areas of Ahmedabad - who took part in different awareness programmes and some of the selected youth were trained as Peer Educators (PE). 30 Peer Educators were trained from all the intervention sites and 2224 youths were contacted.

  National Social Service (NSS) programme
GAP took part in three NSS programmes and addressed the students from different rural areas of North Gujarat University, Gujarat Vidyapith, Nardipur, M.B. Patel College, Vallabh Vidyanagar and at Meghraj. 43 professors/ lecturers and 336 students attended these programmes.

  School Intervention Progamme
GAP worked in 30 schools from Nadiad, Anand and Ahmedabad districts. 2373 students took part in the programme. The highlights of this year's school programme was : The skilled peer educators, both from the students and the teachers conducted the classroom intervention with the support of GAP facilitators. Teachers took active interest in the execution of the programme. This is an indication of the sustainability of the programme in schools.

 Training Programmes Organized by GAP
  • 21 students of the B.M. Institute of Ahmedabad attended two workshops on Counselling skill development training in the field of HIV/AIDS.
  • Health professionals - 20 general practitioners from different areas of Ahmedabad took part in a one day workshop on HIV/AIDS. Special attention was given on the clinical manifestations of HIV/AIDS and voluntary counselling and testing (VCT)