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Manipur Network of Positive People (MNP+)

Yaiskul Hiruhanba Leikai, Imphal
P.O. Imphal-7951001

Call Us:+91-9436029233/9436037297
Mail Use-mail: mnpplus@gmail.com

About MNP+

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The Manipur Network of Positive People (MNP+) is a state level, community based, non-profitable organisation, formed on the 7th September 1997, by 5 (five) ex-Injecting drug users who were living with HIV, in order to respond to the situation, faced at the time by IDUs and PLHIV. Out of 5 (five) founding member, only 1 (one) member is still alive. MNP+ is a self support group which intends to overcome the constraints and limitations faced by the infected ad affected by people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) for overall improvement in their lives in particular and society in general.

With the Goal of ‘Reducing stigma and discrimination and initiation of Networks among PLHIV in the state of Manipur in particular and the North-Eastern region of India through capacity building; introducing user friendly care and support, community sensitization and mobilization, advocacy’. MNP+ is tirelessly working on to involve the PLHIV in all spheres of addressing the issue of HIV/AIDS including policy making, designing programme and implementation, service delivery and monitoring. With this agenda, MNP+ has come up as an entity with the slogan, “Nothing about us - without us”.

The first of its kind in the entire northeast, the organisation is registered under the Society Registration Act 1989 on 14 December 1998 with the regd. No. 62/M/SR of 1998 and registered under the FCRA 1976 and the number is – 194130232. It has an Executive Committee to look after the functioning of the organisation and its services along with 2500+ members spanning across 9 (nine) districts and the self-support group at Sugnu.

MNP+ has come up with a radical growth and unbelievable moment of increasing PLHIV enrollment as member of the organization comparing from its inception, with five pioneers with a strong commitment and sincere effort of 2500 plus members of the network from different districts namely Imphal West Network of Positive People (IWNP+), Imphal East Network of Positive People (IENP+), Ukhrul Network of Positive People (UNP+), Bishnupur Network of Positive People (BNP+), Thoubal Network of Positive People (TNP+), Chandel Network of Positive People (CNP+), Churachandpur Network of Positive People (CCNP+), Sugnu Network of Positive People (SNPP+) and Senapati Network of Positive People (SNP+). Experiencing from day to day activities, now MNP+ not only focus to the HIV and AIDS related issues but also starts responding to the social issues by performing many social welfare activities like social service camp with community , blood donation camp, financial support to local clubs for game and sport events and also to other NGOs, pressure groups etc. So far, MNP+ has been striving hard to achieve its organizational objectives and goal and in the process, the network could develop a healthy relationship and linkages with most of the key stake holders, policy makers, statements, legal experts, and media and also with the relevant International, National and State Level in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

MNP+ has been striving hard to achieve its organizational objectives and goal and in the process, the network could develop a healthy relationship and linkages with most of the key stake holders, policy makers, statements, legal experts, and media and also with the relevant International, National and State Level in the fight against HIV and AIDS like the UN bodies/International Funding agencies/National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO)/Manipur State AIDS Control Society (MACS)/Global Network of People living with HIV/AIDS (GNP+)/ Asia Pacific Network of People living with HIV/AIDS (APN+)/Indian Harm Reduction Network (IHRN)/ /Northeast India Harm Reduction Network (NEIHRN)/Indian Drug Users Forum (IDUF) and other NGOs/CBOs/ FBOs working in the field of drug use/HIV & AIDS. MNP+ has close linkage with other state level PLHIV networks whole over the country.

MNP+ has assisting in formation of PLHIV networks in Northeast India namely Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Tripura. And MNP+ has taken an active role in formation Manipur Drug Users Forum And HepFom ( a coalition of People living with HIV who are co-infected with Hep-C.

Goal ‘Reducing stigma and discrimination and initiation of Networks among PLHIV in the state of Manipur in particular and the North-Eastern region of India through capacity building; introducing user friendly care and support, community sensitization and mobilization, advocacy’.