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Objective
  • To be a resource for organizational and program development and skills building trainings in Sexuality and HIV/AIDS prevention, counselling, laboratory methods and clinical care

  • To build capacities to use the best public health practices for the prevention, diagnosis and management of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.

  • To increase access to and scale-up services that promote quality of life and well being of persons living with or affected by HIV.
 
      Training

Under a Ford Foundation Grant, a national workshop at Chennai for Ford Grantees in India working on HIV/AIDS
The YRG CARE agenda for training sets forth the following key guidelines:
  • Decrease the stigma and fear associated with HIV and AIDS through building local resources in delivery of HIV, sex and sexuality IEC for adolescents and young adults (programme supported by a Ford Foundation Grant)

  • Reduce mother-child transmission of HIV through workshops for Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on preventing perinatal transmission of HIV through ACTG076 (1997-98) (under a Paediatric AIDS Foundation/ University of Maryland Grant)

  • Develop skills of the medical fraternity in diagnosis of HIV related illnesses and its treatment (through an AUSAID Grant) and update knowledge of medical practitioners and nurses (a BCD Indo-UK Link Programme, since 1991)

  • Impart practical knowledge in HIV nursing through a certificate programme in association with the Scottish Centre for Infectious and Environmental Health (SCIEH) for nurses in employment

  • Increase the capacity of volunteers and CBO representatives in nursing and counselling, building capacity in the community, to care for people with HIV and AIDS.
  • Improve hospital infection control practices of hospital workers in select hospitals in Chennai city

  • Upgrade the skills of our staff to achieve the vision
Training programmes at YRG CARE address key issues in HIV prevention such as
 
Mentoring
Continuing Medical Education
Continuing Nursing Education
Infection Control and Waste Management
Adolescent Sexuality
Counselling
Learning Resources Centre
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