e-Givernance award for KSACS website
The official website of Kerala State AIDS Control Society (KSACS) – www.ksacs.in was adjudged the third best to win the e-Governance award instituted for the first time by the Government of Kerala. At a function held at Mascot Hotel in Thiruvananthapuram on December 8, Chief Minister Mr V.S.Achuthanandan presented the award to Mr S.Ajai Kumar, Joint Director, IEC, KSACS. www.ksacs.in is the only website from the health sector that was chosen for the award.
Though the website started functioning in 2006, it showed tremendous development within a short period of time. In the beginning the objective of the site was to get the public and the targeted groups aware of the activities of KSACS in its campaign against HIV/AIDS. Today, it not only disseminates information on various activities of KSACS but also effectively interacts with the public and the HIV positives. In short, it is the best website among similar ones managed by other AIDS Control Societies.
The official website of KSACS provides detailed information with regard to various service centers functioning under KSACS. Among the highlights of the current website, the facility provided for ‘Online Counselling’ receives good response from users. Through this facility, queries related to HIV/AIDS and sexual health in general are responded in a timely manner by a team of experts at KSACS.
In Kerala, a large section of the society is still hesitant to air their doubts, especially those related to HIV/AIDS and sexual health. In this backdrop, the initiatives now in place through the website of KSACS have come up as a boon to the public for getting their doubts cleared without delay and by keeping their confidentiality intact.
In short, the website has evolved into an effective means for taking the new developments and events at KSACS to the public and plays a major role in HIV prevention and awareness.
Invis Multimedia, based at Thiruvananthapuram is the agency behind the design and maintenance of the KSACS’ website.