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Table 1 Key actors in the Avahan initiative transition process

From: Management practices to support donor transition: lessons from Avahan, the India AIDS Initiative

Level Government Avahan*
National National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) responsible for strategy and oversight of national AIDS control program Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) staff directly involved in the design and management of the Avahan Initiative
State State AIDS Control Societies (SACS) government actors that oversee HIV/AIDS services within the state and manage contracts with organizations providing targeted interventions
Technical Support Units (TSU) contracted units designed to provide technical support to HIV prevention programs
State Lead Partners (SLP) international NGOs or large domestic NGOs that manage contracts with and support targeted interventions under Avahan
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) – one designated staff providing oversight of each state program.
District and Community level District AIDS Prevention and Control Units (DAPCU) responsible for district level planning and monitoring
Targeted interventions - NGOs or Community Based Organizations contracted by SACS to provide HIV/AIDS prevention services
Targeted interventions – NGOs or Community Based Organizations contracted by State Lead Partners to provide HIV/AIDS prevention services
  1. *We use the term “Avahan” to refer to the whole array of partners involved in implementing the Avahan initiative