DMPQ- What are the key functions of DAPCU (District AIDS Prevention and Control Unit)?

The key functions of DAPCUS are:

  • DAPCUs, through active engagement of the district administration mobilise response from allied line departments and private sector in mainstreaming the programme.
  • Initiates evidence based district-specific initiatives by leveraging local resources.
  • Facilitates in linking vulnerable population with various social entitlement and welfare schemes under the mechanism of DAPCU led single window approach.
  • DAPCUs mentors facility staff in efficient delivery of services, conducts impact monitoring through regular supervisory visits to HIV facilities, monthly review meetings and management and use of multiple databases (SIMS/MCTS/PCTS).
  • Based on these regular monitoring mechanisms, DAPCUs coordinate among NACP as well as NHM facilities and functionaries in strengthening referrals and linkages.
  • Apart from these, DAPCUs address supply chain management issues through inter and intra-district transfers and liquidation of advance.
  • Other activities entrusted by SACS such as setting up of FICTCs in both Government and PPP mode, facilitating Migrant Health Camps, Mid-media campaigns under IEC program, preparation of district epidemiological profile are also part of their functions

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