RAKSHANA India, AHF care for AIDS patients
The Rural Action to Keep Safe Heritage and Natural Assets RAKSHANA India, the nonprofit NGO in Chirala announced that their global partner AIDS...
Chirala: The Rural Action to Keep Safe Heritage and Natural Assets (RAKSHANA India), the nonprofit NGO in Chirala announced that their global partner AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) extended its arms to serve more than one million lives across the world.
In the note released by the NGO, the AHF’s president Michael Weinstein is quoted saying that, over one million lives in AHF’s care, the most momentous achievement in the 31-year history of AIDS Healthcare Foundation is an achievement proudly shared by many dedicated staff, board members, partner organizations, volunteers, family, friends and patients.
He congratulated and thanked each and everyone involved in reaching the milestone and said that one-million lives or nearly five percent of the 20.5 million HIV/AIDS patients in care and on treatment globally is simply incredible.
The RAKSHANA India, was established in 1993 and is said to be one of the longstanding partners of AHF in conducting free community based HIV testing.
The organizstion links the newly detected HIV positives to the nearest government ART center for further treatment services in high risk areas and general population of Chirala and surrounding mandals in the Prakasam district.
They offer a cascade of services to the people ranging from testing, counseling, ART treatment and post treatment services by partnering with the AHF.
Vajja Sivasankara Rao, executive secretary of the RAKSHANA said that they were taking great pride in partnering with AHF India for the opportunity to impact lives by identifying and linking the unidentified HIV positives and thereby changing lives of many.
He congratulated AHF for touching the lives of millions of people around the world who otherwise would have perished without treatment.