Thursday, August 30, 2012

Youth Unite for Victory on AIDS

Youth Unite for Victory on AIDS (YUVA) was established in 2005 by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS), in association with the National Aids Control Organization (NACO) and seven National Youth Organizations.

The target of YUVA was to cover 50 per cent of young people by 2007, 65 per cent by 2008, 75 per cent by 2009 and 90 per cent by 2010, and sustain the momentum through mainstreaming. Youth Unite for Victory on AIDS collaborated with the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, National Service Scheme, Indian Red Cross Society, National Cadet Corps, Bharat Scouts and Guides, Youth Hostel Association of India and the Association of Indian Universities; to spread AIDS awareness.

YUVA aims at equipping the youth with prevention, education and life skills, for promoting healthy and safe behavior. The National Youth Policy of 2003, the National Health Policy, the National HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Policy, the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and the SAARC Social Charter 2004 have all recognized and restated the need for empowering young people against HIV/AIDS. This encouraged Youth Unite for Victory on AIDS to communicate with the total population of India, through the help of the youth.

The sole aim and goal of YUVA is to have an AIDS prepared campus and population with detailed information on do’s and don’ts to avoid AIDS. Several programmes are being organized in urban and rural areas to increase the awareness of residents about AIDS. Apart from informing people about what AIDS is and what are its precautions, consultation sessions are also held for rehabilitation process. Through these various efforts, Youth Unite for Victory on AIDS is working to visualize a healthy India.

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