The Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) set up in 2002,is a unique global public/private partnership dedicated to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS,Tuberculosis and Malaria. This partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities represents a new approach to international health financing. The Global Fund remains committed to working in partnership to scale up the fight against the diseases and to realize its vision – a world free of the burden of AIDS, TB and malaria. There have been eight rounds of funding by the GFATM for control of AIDS, Malaria & Tuberculosis to various countries including India. The GFATM Round 7 for India provides funding for the training of nurses and strengthening institutional capacity of nursing institutions in India.
This project aims at strengthening and capacity building of 55 nurses training institutes and 90000 nurses on HIV / AIDS and ART within a period of 5 years (2008-2013).
The Indian Nursing Council is the Principal Recipient (PR) under this project. 5 of the 55 institutes function as sub recipients (SRs) and will be developed into regional resource center that would conduct the trainings of the master trainers and also monitor the other institutes who are the sub sub recipients (SSRs), where the training of the nurses shall be conducted.
National AIDS Control Programme Phase III (NACP Phase III) which is --- “to halt and reverse the HIV epidemic in India over the next 5 years by integrating programmes for prevention, care support and treatment.”SCON HAS collaborated WITH GFATM IN 2010 to train ANM and GNM nurses.
Master trainer of SCON (Ms. Shital Waghmare) is also giving consultancy services to the institutes for training of trainers.
SCON has also joined hands with Indian academy of pediatrics for the program “ Neonatal resuscitation- First Golden Minutes” in 2012 to conduct workshops for staff nurses . The master trainers of SCON are giving consultancy services and conducting workshops for IAP at different institutions.