Tamilnadu AIDS Initiative (TAI) is a project of Voluntary Health Services (VHS) supported by Avahan – India AIDS Initiative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The two important components of TAI-VHS are Social protection initiatives and Technical Support to North - Odisha.
The six key focus areas of the social protection initiatives include organizational development, resource mobilization, promotion of savings, enabling access to social entitlements, crisis management and networking with various stakeholders to sustain the HIV/AIDS efforts in the state.
Support to North program was taken up by TAI-VHS to share the best practices of TAI-VHS with the Odisha State AIDS Control Society (OSACS), to strengthen HIV prevention efforts in the state. TAI-VHS support consists of establishing Learning Sites, strengthening their capacities and ensuring capacity building of linked TI partners by the Learning Sites.