Our vision is to help build a just society and our mission to secure rights, health and development for marginalized people.
We work with the most disadvantaged people, giving priority to women and children - people living with HIV, tuberculosis and leprosy; Dalits (literally 'broken people' - the 'untouchables' of India) and the most discriminated among them; Tribals (indigenous people), women in prostitution, transgendered people, sexual minorities (LGBT), children at risk and people with disability.
Our strategy is to mainstream gender, child rights, disability and the needs of the most disadvantaged people of the area. We provide direct services to fill gaps in existing facilities where necessary. But the main strategy is to encourage and support community volunteers and community based organizations to advocate for their rights and entitlements.
PROGRAMMES AT A GLANCE
HEALTH AND MEDICAL
HIV prevention and care - children, women and men at risk, sex workers, sexual minorities (LGBT)
Leprosy and tuberculosis - disability prevention, detection, treatment and referral
Ward, out patient facilities and referral - HIV, leprosy, and TB
Village follow up, mainstreaming disability
Promoting child rights and education through Tribal and Dalit children's groups
Facilitating child focused community development through people's groups
Supporting families with HIV positive children through positive women's networks
Assisting local and district level women's federations of mainly Dalit women.
Preventing violence against women, sex selected abortion and early marriage.
Supporting economic development and credit mobilization for micro-enterprise.
Arogya Agam's major strategy is to encourage and support community participation through community volunteers and people's organizations. Currently we work with
HIV positive associations
HIV Positive Women's Networks
Arunthathiyar (most marginalized Dalit) advisory group
Palliar tribal village committees
Women in prostitution