Health
 India
Project #757

HIV-Free Babies and Treatment of Infected Families

by Freedom Foundation

Summary

Freedom Foundation prevents mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Our goal: 25 people living with HIV/AIDS in friendly hospitals that deliver services to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child.
$2,021
total raised
30
donors
0
monthly donors
12
years active

Challenge

Beneficiaries are poor people infected with HIV/AIDS, specifically pregnant women and their newborn babies. Doctors and nurses fear handling deliveries of infected mothers. Poor hospital care results in increased rates of mother-child HIV transmission.

Solution

Anti-retroviral treatment for mothers and babies. Feeding for newborns. Testing for mother and child. Training of doctors, nurses, and helpers. Group counseling.

Long-Term Impact

25 hospitals would emerge as centers for treating pregnant women with HIV/AIDS. 40,000 pregnant mothers will get access to counseling and testing annually.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.thefreedomfoundation.org
Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

Organization Information

Freedom Foundation

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka - India
Website: http:/​/​www.thefreedomfoundation.org
Freedom Foundation
Project Leader:
Ashok Rau
Executive Trustee, CEO
Bangalore, Karnataka India

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