Thai National AIDS Foundation (TNAF) Thai National AIDS Foundation (TNAF) was established in 1999 by the cooperation of people living with HIV/AIDS groups, governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as private businesses. Its role is to raise funds and resources to support HIV/AIDS prevention and care programmes in all regions of Thailand. TNAF aims to help HIV/AIDS infected and affected people to live together in society. Moreover, the reduction of the further spread of HIV/AIDS and social impact is a goal. Objectives
Mission TNAF’s overall mission is to raise funds and resources to support HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs of Community-Based Organizations, Organizations of People Living with HIV/AIDS and Non-Governmental Organizations. Target Groups TNAF works directly with all HIV/AIDS organizations that affect children, women, the elderly and population that are difficult to access such as hill-tribes in all regions of Thailand. Activities
- To operate as a national center to raise funds and resources to support non-governmental organizations, people living with HIV/AIDS groups and community organizations on AIDS.
- To operate as a link between governmental organizations, private sector, community organizations and people living with HIV/AIDS groups in order to organize funds and other operations concerning HIV/AIDS issues.
- To promote and support fund-raising campaigns that will sustain HIV/AIDS programs.
- To provide support for academic research in order to directly improve HIV/AIDS programs.
- To provide support for monitoring and evaluation the work of non-governmental organizations, people living with HIV/AIDS groups and community organizations. This process will lead to improvement of social policies and more efficient operations.
- To provide support in the dissemination of the work of non-governmental organizations, organizations of people living with HIV/AIDS and community organizations.
Capacity Building and strengthening TNAF provides support to people living with HIV/AIDS groups and community based organizations by implementing programmes which are Community Responding to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic (CORE Initiative), Enhancing HIV – Related Care and Treatment for HIV Infected Mothers, their Partners and Children – Community Support Component (ECAT-CSC), Promoting the Collaboration between Local Administration Organisations and Civil Society on AIDS and Reproductive Health Promotion in Community. The projects empower the capacity of community workers and networks in order to improve HIV/AIDS infected and affected people’s quality of life. The projects also provide knowledge and raise awareness on HIV/AIDS prevention and aftercare as well as living together in society. Women and Family support HIV infected women, their partners and families are visited to monitor the impact of HIV/AIDS on physical, mental and social life. They also would receive peer to peer counseling which makes them feel comfortable on personal issues, health and reproductive health care. Having career and community activities, an encouragement to live happily, are supported. Children support AIDS affected children are received psychological care which would lead to good health and progression. Children and their families would be educated in living together and relationship building in family. Therefore, children would see the value in themselves, be happy and have more choices in their lives. Community’s participation
- Raise funds from oversea and in Thailand for NGOs, people living with HIV/AIDS groups and community organizations concerned with HIV/AIDS prevention and alleviation.
- Develop a fund proposal and evaluation format for improvement of results and more efficient operations.
- Coordinate between GOs, NGOs, people living with HIV/AIDS groups and community organizations concerned with HIV/AIDS prevention and alleviation.
- Convince both national and international GOs/NGOs to be more involved in HIV/AIDS effort to reduce transmission and to alleviate the problem
Community has a correct understanding on HIV/AIDS and positive attitude on living together with HIV/AIDS infected and affected people so everyone can happily live together in society. Community provides support on career and income generating; also, affected children should have chance to receive education and be able to participate in school activities without discrimination.
- Having knowledge on HIV/AIDS
Promoting the improvement of social services on Reproductive health by setting up social network which composing of many parties such as Local Administration Organization, school, hospital and community based organizations. This is to give community a chance to participate in the movement of health and HIV/AIDS policies in order to ensure that the policies are tangibly moving forward in the same direction.
- Creating Health and HIV/AIDS working mechanism in community