Nava Kiran Plus

Children Affected By AIDS (CABA)

CARE FOR AFFECTED: It’s a question of morality 

BORN HIV FREE: Yes, it is really possible


With modern medicines and interventions, the chances of an HIV-positive pregnant woman transmitting HIV to her child can be reduced to less than 2 percent. Unless she has treatment, however, an HIV-positive mother has a 20-45 percent chance of bearing a child infected by the virus. Transmission of HIV from an infected mother to her child can occur during pregnancy, during labor or after delivery through breastfeeding. The risk of transmission can be reduced by:

 

  • Treatment with antiretroviral drugs (ART) during the pregnancy and after delivery
  • Caesarian section
  • Avoiding breastfeeding, but only when replacement feeding is acceptable, feasible, affordable, sustainable and safe. If not, exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first 6 months.

Timely administration of antiretroviral drugs to the newborn significantly reduces the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission. HIV-positive mothers should also be given access to antiretroviral drugs for the protection of their own health.

 

About 2.1 million children are living with HIV today, most of them infected through mother-to-child transmission.

 

In 2001, United Nations member states committed to prevent HIV among infants and young children at the UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS. 

 

Leaders of the G8 countries, in 2005, agreed to work for achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care for all those who need it by 2010. This was endorsed by UN member states at the 2005 World Summit. 

 

UNAIDS in May 2009 called for a virtual elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV by 2015.

 

NKP intensifies its focus on identifying and supporting children who are in need of care and support. These children urgently need reintegration into a friendly and safe environment in order to counter ongoing psychosocial turbulence formed amidst their parental loss. NKP runs the community based support to CABA and provides residential care as a last resort to those who are left alone in this world by the virus.  NKP is putting its best effort to reintegrate these children into their own society via tracing out their family or relatives. (I want to support CABA Project)

NKP has concentrated its efforts on finding out their original parental home, uplifting their socio-economic status and ensuring their rights to live with full dignity as any member of a society. Above all, their right to heir ancestral property has also been given importance in general while fighting legal battles for these children. Those children who have lost both parents are also adopted locally by families mostly PLHA couples.  All the same, there are fewer families among the general population willing to send their children to school together with children affected by AIDS even if their HIV status is negative.

Nava Kiran Plus CABA Project Coverage

NKP is also running community based projects targeting CABA and their caregiver adults. Comprehensive package of support is provided through this program in 8 districts. This package includes Education, Nutrition and Medical support to children as well as skill development training to adults and care- givers. 

If you are in contact of child who needs urgent support on their social security, medicaiton, nutrition, education please kindly contact us and we shall do our best to help. 

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