Prof. Pravin Davane.
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HIV /AIDS continues to adversely affect the live of million of people across the world irrespective of the class, caste, religion, gender or sexuality. India ranks as the third largest number of people living with HIV in the world. Discrimination, Stigma, and marginalization make HIV –positive people reluctant to access health care. India is arguably home to the largest number of orphan of HIV epidemic. Palawi is committed to promote awareness and to prevent spread of HIV. We focus to provide our care and support to HIV positive children and women.
Palawi project under Prabha-Hira Pratisthan was established in 2001 at Pandharpur. It provides a Care Home for orphan children living with HIV. Palawi believes that all children have a fundamental rights to a loving, fun-filled childhood with access to health, education, and a safe and stigma free environment. Palawi has given a lifetime commitment to provide for their educational, nutritional, medical and recreational needs. We also aim at bringing awareness on HIV/AIDS and to sensitize the general population to the prevalence of HIV.