National AIDS Control Programme (NACP)

Phase I of the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) in Meghalaya was taken up during the last quarter of 1993-94. Actual implementation of the Programme could begin only in March 1994. Earlier the Programme was implemented through a State AIDS Cell but due to various constraints in implementing the programme, a Society was constituted and registered on the 20th of August 1998. As such from the 1st of April 1999 the Phase II of the Programme (1999 – 2005) and Phase-III is being implemented through the Meghalaya AIDS Control Society.

Activities undertaken under NACP I and NACP II:

In the Phase I of the Project all the activities were centralized to the State Head Quarter in the State AIDS Cell and even testing for HIV could be done only in the capital city of Shillong as only 2 (two) Elisa Reader were provided one each at the Zonal Blood Testing Centre and Voluntary Blood Testing Centre. STI services were limited with STD Clinic having inadequate staff and floor-space.

NACP-I:

The objectives of NACP-I were:

  • To control the spread of HIV infection
  • To expand infrastructure of blood banks
  • To develop infrastructure for the treatment of STDs in district hospitals and medical colleges
  • To initiate HIV sentinel surveillance system
  • To involve NGOs in prevention interventions with the focus on awareness generation

This programme led to the capacity-development at the state level with the creation of State AIDS Cells in the Directorate
of Health Services in states and union territories.

NACP I :- ACTIVITIES

  1. Voluntary Blood Testing
  2. STD Clinic
  3. IEC activities
  4. Annual Sentinel Surveillance
  5. Blood Safety
  6. AIDS Case Detection
  7. Training

NACP-II:

The objectives of NACP-II were:

  • To reduce the spread of HIV infection in India
  • To strengthen India‟s capacity to respond to HIV/AIDS on a long term basis

NACP II :- ACTIVITIES

  • Annual Sentinel Surveillance
  • AIDS Case Detection
  • Mapping of High Risk Group
  • Targeted Intervention
  • STD Treatment
  • Condom Promotion
  • Inter-Sect oral Collaboration between Public, Private, Voluntary Sector
  • Training of Medical & Para Medical partner
  • Holistic IEC & Social mobilization
  • Blood Safety
  • Voluntary Counseling & Testing
  • Sensitizing Youth & Adults
  • Prevention of perinatal HIV transmission
  • Management of HIV – TB co-infection
  • Piloting ART
  • Post Exposure Prophyliaxis (PEP).

NACP-III:

THE NATIONAL AIDS CONTROL PROGRAMME (NACP)- III WAS IMPLEMENTED FROM 2007. THE OVERALL GOAL OF NACP-III IS TO HALT AND REVERSE THE EPIDEMIC IN INDIA OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS BY INTEGRATING PROGRAMMES FOR PREVENTION, CARE AND SUPPORT AND TREATMENT.

THIS WILL BE ACHIEVED THROUGH A FOUR-PRONGED STRATEGY:

  • PREVENT INFECTIONS THROUGH SATURATION OF COVERAGE OF HIGH-RISK GROUPS WITH TARGETED INTERVENTIONS (TIS) AND SCALED UP INTERVENTIONS IN THE GENERAL POPULATION
  • PROVIDE GREATER CARE, SUPPORT AND TREATMENT TO LARGER NUMBER OF PLHA
  • STRENGTHEN THE INFRASTRUCTURE, SYSTEMS AND HUMAN RESOURCES IN PREVENTION, CARE, SUPPORT AND TREATMENT PROGRAMMES AT DISTRICT, STATE AND NATIONAL LEVELS
  • STRENGTHEN THE NATIONWIDE STRATEGIC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

2. HIV epidemiological profile of Meghalaya:

Meghalaya has been categorised as a C category State i.e. Low Prevalence but Vulnerable (NACO).

[C= Less than 1% in ANC prevalence in all sites during last 3 years with Less than 5% in all STD clinic attendees or any HRG WITH KNOWN HOT SPOTS (Migrants, Truckers, Large aggregation of, Factory workers,
Tourist etc)]

INDICATORS Meghalaya
Estimated no. of HIV infection(NACO estimates,2009) 1,332
Estimated Adult HIV prevalence, infection(NACO estimates,2009) 0.08%
State ANC HIV Prevalence as per Sentinel Surveillance 0.06%

Staff Details under Meghalaya SACS

Sl No Designation Name of the individual Phone No. Email ID
1 Project Director Dr. (Mrs). A. Jyrwa 9863065422 meghalayasacs(at)gmail(dot)com
  Basic Services Division      
2 Deputy Director, STD Vacant    
3 Assistant Director, ICTC Ms. M. R. Choudhury 9774127134 roymona15(at)gmail(dot)com
  Blood Safety Division      
4 Deputy Director, Blood safety Vacant    
5 Consultant , VBD Ms. M. L. Shira 9402134701 ahsenum(at)gmail(dot)com
6 Technical Associate, Blood safety Shri. A. Kharbuli 9863315064 attorneykbuli(at)gmail(dot)com
7 Quality Manager-1, Blood Safety Smt. D. Tariang 8014762064 meghalayasacs(at)gmail(dot)com
  CST Division      
8 Consultant , CST Vacant    
  TI Division      
9 Assistant Director, TI Shri. W. Dohling 9856951958 w.dohling(at)gmail(dot)com
  IEC Division      
10 Deputy Director, IEC Vacant    
11 GIPA coordinator Shri. L. Thangsing 8974001178 lthangsing(at)rediffmail(dot)com
12 Consultant, Youth Affairs Smt. L. Nongpiur 8794236379 larinanongpiur(at)gmail(dot)com
13 Consultant, Mainstreaming Smt. C.E. Marbaniang 9863097423 marbaniangcem(at)gmail(dot)com
14 Asst. Director, Doc &,Pub Shri. C.N. Marbaniang 9436731732 carl.marbaniang(at)gmail(dot)com
  M & E Division      
15 Deputy Director, M & E and Surveillance Dr. (Mrs). A.Jyrwa   meghalayasacs(at)gmail(dot)com
16 M & E Officer Shri. R. Ahmed 9863495243 rongmilon(at)gmail(dot)com
17 Statistical Officer Smti. S. G. Warjri 9856999498 sgwarjri(at)gmail(dot)com
  Finance      
18 Assistant Director (Finance) Shri. N.I. Jyrwa 9436103663 meghalayasacs(at)gmail(dot)com
19 Finance Assistant Smt. S. Deb 9863069266 soma_dy(at)rediffmail(dot)com
20 Finance Assistant Smt. W. Hujon 9856100473 wallamtihun(at)rediffmail(dot)com
21 Finance Assistant Vacant    
  Procurement Division      
22 Procurement Officer Vacant    
23 Procurement Assistant Shri. A. Nongbsap 9863116203 anongbsap(at)gmail(dot)com
24 Store Officer Shri. G.T.Pyrtuh 8974006058 glen.pyrtuh(at)gmx(dot)com
  Administrative Division      
25 Divisional Assitant-1 Shri S. Hajong 9863056183 hajongsubroto(at)gmail(dot)com
26 Divisional Assitant-2 Shri R. Prasad 9862745783  
27 Divisional Assitant-3 Smt.I. Nongrum 9863094576 eva_nr11(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)in
28 Divisional Assitant-4 Shri A. M. Lanong 9863061263 jolanog(at)gmail(dot)com
29 Divisional Assitant-5 Smt.M. G. Swer 8755138465 mgswer(at)gmail(dot)com
30 Divisional Assitant-6 Shri.K. Shabong 9856639503 kitkuparshabong(at)gmail(dot)com
31 Divisional Assitant-7 Smt. N. Pakyntein 9863026374 nkpakyntein(at)gmail(dot)com
32 Divisional Assitant-8 Smt. M.Tymmenniang 9612511672 marz9tymmenniang(at)gmail(dot)com
33 Divisional Assitant-9 Shri L. Kyndiah 8575452534 satteeth2002(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)in
34 Computer Literate Stenographer Smt. E. Ryntathiang 8794255807 ethelrynth(at)gmail(dot)com
35 Computer Literate Stenographer Smt. R. Nongdhar 9856442065 rachelmnongdhar(at)gmail(dot)com
  Support Staff      
36 Driver Shri P. Kharpuri 9089194590  
37 Office boy Shri T. Kharjana 9774944104  
38 Office boy Shri C. Rabha 9402531631  
39 Cleaner Smt. A. Issai    

Address of the Office:

OFFICE OF THE PROJECT DIRECTOR
MEGHALAYA AIDS CONTROL SOCIETY
Ideal Lodge, Oakland, Shillong- 793001
Phone no - 0364- 2223140
Email id - meghalayasacs(at)gmail(dot)com