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March 2010
  • Network of Maharashtra by People living with HIV (NMP+)
    SAVE INP+ and NMP+
    NMP+ has issued a show cause notice to INP+, regarding termination of affiliation. Response is yet to receive from INP+. NMP+ secretariat cost and salary of 58 staff is pending from last 9 months. INP+ and PFI is not yet taking any initiative to release the pending grant. read more…
February 2010
  • Network of Maharashtra by People living with HIV (NMP+)
    INP+ – NMP+ dispute developments
    In further developments in the ongoing dispute between NMP+ and INP+, INP+ has caused further confusion by sending a letter to NMP+ announcing that the affiliation of NMP+ has been terminated. NMP+ refuses to accept their power to take this action unilaterally. NMP+ together with a number of other states disturbed by the performance of INP+ have asked GFATM to investigate. A hearing on the dispute is expected to be held in March, with a ruling probably in April. [read more…]
January 2010
  • Network of Maharashtra by People living with HIV (NMP+)
    Changes to ACT
    The next few months will see major changes to the ACT programme which has been operating in the six high prevalence states, including Maharashtra, since 2005. ACT will close on 31st March and the next day, 1st April, Promoting Access to Care and Treatment (PACT) will take its place. [read more…]
December 2009
  • Network of Maharashtra by People living with HIV (NMP+)
    Strike continues; networks help
    NMP+ has written to Mr Devkar, Project Director at MSACS, asking for him to use his influence to bring an early end to the dispute which has been causing disruption to services. [read more…]
November 2009
  • Network of Maharashtra by People living with HIV (NMP+)
    NMP+ present to national conference on 2nd line
    Manoj Pardeshi, General Secretary of NMP+, has presented the Maharashtra experience of struggling to get free 2nd line drugs for all at a national conference in Delhi. The conference was arranged by ITPC India, a consortium of people with HIV and their supporters, including doctors and lawyers, who are fighting for better treatment including free 2nd line for all. [read more…]
October 2009
  • Network of Maharashtra by People living with HIV (NMP+)
    PFI sets up meeting between NMP+ and NACO
    NACO’s ART Consultant Rekha Jain is to meet the NMP+ board and some staff members at the PFI office in Mumbai on 3rd November. The meeting has been set up by Rohini Gorey, the PFI State Coordinator for Maharashtra. PFI is the Population Foundation of India, the principle channel for ACT funds to NMP+ and the districts. [read more…]
September 2009
  • Network of Maharashtra by People living with HIV (NMP+)
    2nd line: court order defied
    People in Maharashtra in need of 2nd line treatment are still being denied the free drugs by JJ Hospital. This is despite an undertaking made by NACO to Chief Justice A. M. Khanwilkar, a judge at the Bombay High Court, as reported last month. Earlier this month, Rekha Jain, the Regional Coordinator for NACO, told a meeting in Thane district that [read more…]
July 2009
  • Latur School, We are Winning!
    In one of our biggest advocacy campaigns since the anti-quack rallies in 2005, the Latur network NLP+, NMP+ and other local NGOs seem to have won the battle to keep positive children integrated into a local school.[read more…]

  • Global Economic Crisis and HIV (UNAIDS)
    In this issue…
    The financial and economic crisis is beginning to impact the AIDS response. India recently reduced its budget allocation to AIDS for the current financial year. A recent analysis by UNAIDS and World Bank shows that in some of the most affected countries treatment programmes are being hit. World leaders are now taking notice and urging that commitments to social sector funding be maintained. [read more…]




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