NACO: National AIDS Control Organisation

The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), is a division of India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare that provides leadership to HIV/AIDS control programme in India through 35 HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Societies. It was in 1986, following the detection of the first AIDS case in the country, the National AIDS Committee was constituted. Need was felt for a nationwide programme, As the epidemic spread. Hence, in 1992 India’s first National AIDS Control Programme was launched, and National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) was constituted to implement the programme.

NACO Envisions

  1. To build an integrated response by reaching out to diverse populations.
  2. A National AIDS Control Programme that is firmly rooted in evidence-based planning.
  3. To achieve development objective
  4. Regular dissemination of transparent estimates on the spread and prevalence of HIV/AIDS
  5. Building an India where every person is safe from HIV/AIDS
  6. Building partnerships
  7. An India where every person has accurate knowledge about HIV and contributes towards eradicating stigma and discrimination
  8. An India where every pregnant woman living with HIV has the choice to bring an HIV free baby into the world
  9. An India where every person has access to Integrated Counselling & Testing Centres (ICTCs)
  10. An India where every person living with HIV is treated with dignity and has access to quality care
  11. An India where every person will eventually live a healthy and safe life, supported by technological advances
  12. An India where every person who is highly vulnerable to HIV is heard and reached out to

NACO Office Bearers

Ms. Arti Ahuja, IAS
Designation: Additional Secretary
Email Address: dgnaco[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone: 011-23325331

Sh. Alok Saxena
Designation: Joint Secretary
Email Address: js[at]naco[dot]gov[dot]in
Phone: 011-23325343

Dr. Naresh Goel
Designation: Deputy Director General
Email Address: drngoel[at]yahoo[dot]com
Phone: 43509917, 23351710

Dr. Anoop Kumar Puri
Designation: Deputy Director General
Email Address: anoopk[dot]puri[at]nic[dot]in
Phone: 23731805,43509918

Dr. Shobini Rajan
Designation: Deputy Director General
Email Address: shobini[at]naco[dot]gov[dot]in
Phone: 23731810,43509956

Sh. Sudeep Srivastava
Designation: Director (Budget), Addl. Charge-Director (Finance), NACO
Email Address: s[dot]sudeep[at]gov[dot]in
Phone: 23731780, 43509912

NACO Contact Details

National AIDS Control Organisation
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Government of India
6th & 9th Floor, Chanderlok Building
36, Janpath, New Delhi, India .
Pin:- 110001.
Email Id: dgnaco[at]gmail[dot]com
Tel: 011-43509999, 011-23731778
Fax: 011-23731746

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