National AIDS Control Organisation

National AIDS Control Organisation
Abbreviation NACO
Formation 1992
Purpose/focus HIV/AIDS control programme in India
Headquarters New Delhi
Parent organization Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Website nacoonline.org

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." [1][2][3][4].

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[5].

See also

References

  1. ^ National AIDS Control Organisation (1992 - ) www.hivpolicy.org.
  2. ^ NACO aidsportal.org.
  3. ^ India to Increase HIV Treatment Centers By NIRMALA GEORGE,The Associated Press, Washington Post, 29 September 2006.
  4. ^ For once, it's good not being world No.1 The Economic Times, 7 Jul 2007.
  5. ^ "National AIDS Control Organisation of India approves TeachAIDS curriculum". TeachAIDS. 15 January 2010. http://teachaids.org/blog/naco-approves-teachaids/. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 

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