OISCA IDU Suraksha Project & OISCA Migrant Suraksha Project
OISCA South India is implementing IDU and Migrants Suraksha Projects with the financial and technical support of Kerala State AIDS Control Society?s (KSACS) HIV intervention program among the injection Drug Users (IDUs) and Migrants especially labours in Calicut district. Injection Drug Users are highly vulnerable to blood borne infections, particularly HIV, HCV and HBV. National HIV sentinel surveillance study among the IDU?s in Calicut showed the HIV prevalence among them getting doubled into 6.2% in just one year. On the other hand Migrants are more dangerous as they are the easy prey to this dreaded decease. I am glad to state that boththe projects are effectively implemented and evaluated to be successful.We have appointed 19 youth (including 6 Post graduates in Social sciences) for the successful implementation of the project. The South India holds the privilege of having 99 chapters, having the headquarters at Calicut, Kerala. The Trichy Chapter is the 100th South India Chapter was inaugurated by Mr. Yasuaki Nagaishi, Secretary General, OISCA International, Japan at Nehru memorial college, Thrichy. Dr. N. Krishnakumar, IFS, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Tamil Nadu State & OISCA State President was the Guest of Honour on the occasion. 101th OISCA, South India Chapter was inaugurated at Singanallur, Coimbatore by Mr. Nagaishi at a grand function coupled with the International conference.