Focus areas: Maternal and Child Health
Founded in 2000, SAATHII (Solidarity and Action Against the HIV Infection in India) is registered as a Charitable Trust (Registration # 637, dated August 2002) with the Sub-Registrar of Charities in Chennai.
Headquartered in Chennai, SAATHII has offices in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal; and implements programs in ten states of India. SAATHII is staffed by over 90 professionals in public health, social work, research, nutrition, program communication, and sexually transmitted infections.
SAATHII values health responses that are rooted in science and human rights; that directly engage with affected communities; and that address issues of marginalization based on gender, sexuality and other factors influencing equitable access to quality care.
SAATHII envisions a concerted response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in India. SAATHII strengthens the capacities of individuals and organizations working on HIV prevention, care, support and treatment, and sexual and reproductive health interventions in India through information dissemination, networking, operational research, advocacy, training and other technical assistance services.
The SAATHII ECHO program for Maternal and Child Health connects with doctors at the various tea gardens in North-East India with a hub at Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd (APPL).
13 spokes across India attending 1 clinic