What is Project Kavach?

This five-year HIV prevention project, Project Kavach (a Hindi word meaning protection or shield), is being implemented by the social arm of Transport Corporation of India (TCI) , the TCI Foundation, and by the Avahan India AIDS Initiative, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

This project targets Long-distance truckers , who have been found to be at high risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Transport Corporation of India (TCI), as a major cargo transport company, recognized the importance of truckers in its business and launched a project specifically targeted to this population.

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