National AIDS Control Organisation
The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), established in 1992 is a division of India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare that provides leadership to HIV/AIDS control programme in India through 35 HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Societies, and is "the nodal organisation for formulation of policy and implementation of programs for prevention and control of HIV/AIDS in India.".
|Purpose||HIV/AIDS control programme in India|
|Ministry of Health and Family Welfare|
NACO also undertakes HIV estimations biennially(every 2 year) in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) – National Institute of Medical Statistics (NIMS). The first round of HIV estimation in India was done in 1998, while the last round was done in 2017.
In 2010, NACO approved the TeachAIDS curriculum for use in India, an innovation which represented the first time that HIV/AIDS education could be provided in a curriculum which did not need to be coupled with sex education.
In 2012, National AIDS Control Organisation, along with other 16 organisations working on HIV/AIDS, ran an event "Hijra Habba" under the programme of “Pehchan”. The event witnessed more than a 100 representatives of the Transgender and the Hijra community from 17 states, interacting with members of the government, NGOs and Civil Society.
- National AIDS Control Organisation (1992 - ) www.hivpolicy.org.
- NACO aidsportal.org.
- India to Increase HIV Treatment Centers By NIRMALA GEORGE, The Associated Press, Washington Post, 29 September 2006.
- For once, it's good not being world No.1 The Economic Times, 7 Jul 2007.
- "NACO releases HIV Estimations 2017 report". the Hindu. 14 September 2014.
- "National AIDS Control Organisation of India approves TeachAIDS curriculum". TeachAIDS. 15 January 2010. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
- "National Hijra Habba organised in Delhi - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 June 2018.