People's Health Organisation (PHO)
Municipal School Building, JJ Hospital Compound, Mumbai 400 008, Maharashtra
Dr IS Gilada, Secretary
A secular, non-political, medico-social organisation that commenced activities in 1982; recognised by the Government of India as a scientific and industrial research organisation; consultative status with the United Nations Population Fund. Registrations: Society; Trust; FCRA; 80G.
To prevent and control HIV/AIDS and child prostitution, intervention and
management of HIV/AIDS.
Developed a conceptual plan to establish a comprehensive AIDS training, research, care, rehabilitation centre on the outskirts of Mumbai; Saheli Project - a peer education model for sex workers; PHO, Wadia, works to prevent HIV in women and children; counselled and screened over 1,10,000 women till 2001; cared for over 1,500 families; Blue Clinic - a comprehensive HIV counselling, testing, care and hospice centre, now taken over by the Goa Government. Has created public awareness on issues of sex workers and public opinion for their welfare; reduced the Devadasi system in Maharashtra and Karnataka by 95 per cent; reduced child prostitution by 60 per cent; distributed over 9 crore condoms; distributes an average of 7,50,000 condoms every month in red light areas of Mumbai and Pune; has conducted training programmes, workshops, exhibitions, rallies and advocacy meetings with policy makers and planners; has provided technical guidance to over 150 NGOs in India and 75 NGOs in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan; organised a World Congress on AIDS and international workshops on AIDS and child prostitution; responsible for the Goa Public Health Act being repealed; produced educational slides on AIDS and STD; initiated a self-help group, Positive People, for the HIV infected and an alliance-cum-marriage bureau for HIV-positive people; provided emergency medicare during floods in Gujarat, Konkan, Marathwada and during Earthquakes of Latur and
include the bi-monthly AIDS ASIA (Voice of Asian Solidarity against AIDS), in English, being published since 1993; quarterly bi-ligual Sakhi Saheli from 1991 to 1998, now suspended due to lack of funding.
Saheli Project, an intervention project for sex workers and PHO-Wadia Model for HIV intervention among women and children are globally acclaimed and were selected as the best Practises of UNAIDS in 2000. Was awarded the coveted Annemarie Madison International Award 1999 in recognition of its work in the field of AIDS-care. Named as the most outstanding Indian NGO in 1977, by the US-India Business Council, Washington DC.
A rehabilitation centre for HIV-positive people, a residential school for AIDS-affected orphans, an AIDS hospice and an AIDS training institute. Replication of Mobile HIV Counselling and Testing centres and PHO-Wadia model for prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission in Pune and other places.
Sunil Dutt, President; Dr IS Gilada, Gen Secretary; Dr GV
Bhimani, Associate Secretary.
12 at Mumbai and 6 at Pune.
Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, InterAide- France, Mumbai District AIDS Control Soceity, State Government of Goa.
Income of Rs18 Lakhs in 2000-2001.
Addresses of regional centres:
Govt Medical College, Amritsar 143 001 Tel: 0183-278181, 274560
1 Mental Hospital Chowk Amaritsar 143 001 Contact: Dr SK Malhotra
Dept of Skin & STD
Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana 141 001
Contact: Dr Alka Dogra
Bharat Lab, Opp TV Centre, Jallandhar
Tel: 0181-227200, 226766
Contact: Dr Bharat Bhushan
Street No 9, Power House, Bhatinda 151 001
Contact: Raj Gupta
Skin and STD Dept
Govt Medical College, Faridkot
Contact: Dr Brijrani Gupta
PHOs - Gujarat
Bulsar Raktadan Kendra,
Free Eye Hospital Compund, Opp Mamlatdar
Off, Valsad 396 001 Gujarat
Contact: Dr YM Italia
7 Sahayog, Opp Dinbai Tower, Lal-Darwaja Ahmedabad 380 001
Contact: Dr AG Amin
PHOs - Rajasthan
4-M-11, Talvandi, Kota 424 005
Contact: Salil Goswami/ Arjun Dev Chadha
Behind SBBI, Jalori Gate, Jodhpur 342 003
Contact: Pradeep Gattani, Gattani Hospital
IHOs - Maharashtra
Hotel Tourist International, Mangalwar Peth Pune 411 011
Contact: Tejaswini Sevekari
IHOs - Madhya Pradesh
18 HIG Vijaynagar, Indore Contact: Suneeta Gupte
DB Vallabhadas Palace Hanumantal, Jabalpur 482 002
Contact: Rajesh Maheswari