Mental health and HIV prevention in India

Difäm supports an HIV prevention and treatment programme in India at Duncan Hospital in the north-east of the country, near the border with Nepal. It also supports a project to care for people with mental illnesses, also in close cooperation with specialists from Duncan Hospital.

Expertise and training for partners in India

Providing expertise and supporting programmes in the field of HIV

In India, DIFÄM cooperates with the Christian Medical Association of India (CMAI) as a main partner and supports programmes in the field of HIV and the roll out of ART and care. As a partner of Bread for the World Germany, DIFÄM provides expertise in facilitation of HIV mainstreaming processes especially in India and South East Asia, as well as training development partners in internal and external mainstreaming and also in addressing gender issues within development work.

DIFAEM-Projects in India

Prevention and treatment of HIV in India

The only connecting road between Calcutta and  Kathmandu in Nepal goes through Raxaul in Bihar. 3000 lorries pass through Raxaul every day and many drivers take a break. Bihar is the second-poorest state of India and till 2007 had a low HIV-rate. In...


For mental health in India

„Roshni ", meaning  „new light“, is the name of a Difäm-funded project at  Duncan Hospital in the city of Raxaul, India. People in difficult life situations are to regain hope for a more dignified future, like for example women who have had to...


Impressions of India

Photos our consultants


Ute Papkalla
Ute Papkalla Consultant for health system strengthening Mohlstaße 8 D-72074 Tübingen Tel. +49 7071 7049031 Fax: +49 7071 7049039
Olaf Hirschmann
Olaf Hirschmann Consultant for health system strengthening Mohlstraße 26 D-72074 Tübingen Tel. +49 7071 7049019 Fax: +49 7071 7049039