HIV/AIDS Prevention Activities Said Successful

The Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (HAPCO) said the efforts made during the past five years to curb the speared of HIV/AIDS have yielded remarkable results.

In Search of "Made-to-Measure" HIV Prevention

With more than half of all Ethiopian adults tested for HIV in the past five years and a campaign for behaviour change in place, specialists are now calling for a more targeted approach.

565,000 People Receive VCT In SNNP

More than 565,000 people have received Voluntarily Counseling and blood Testing (VCT) in South Ethiopia Peoples State over the last six months, state’s health bureau said.

HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate Decreasing In Ethiopia

The Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (FHAPCO) said that HIV/AIDS prevalence rate has been declining significantly in Ethiopia.

Strengthen Care and Support Services to Mitigate the Impact of AIDS

Care and support services are provided to people living with HIV and other affected population groups mainly orphans and vulnerable children. This includes services like nutritional, psychosocial, legal, educational, health, economic, and palliative care, based on the type of beneficiaries. To be accessible to larger group of eligible beneficiaries, as well as to ensure quality and sustainability, it is important that there is growing involvement of the community, linkage of other supports with income generating activities, and to standardize the provision of the services to the intended beneficiaries. All of these issues are well addressed and are under implementation as stated under this thematic area.

General Objective:

  • To improve the livelihood of the needy OVC and PLHIV.

Specific objectives:

  • To increase care and support to needy OVC from 30 percent in 2009 to 50 percent by 2014/15.
  • To increase care and support to needy PLHIV from 60,000 in 2009 to 100,000 in 2014/15.

Strategies:

  • Strengthen the involvement of local communities in care and support.
  • Enforce the provision of standardized care and support to OVC and PLHIV.
  • Enhance school based OVC support.
  • Strengthen income generation activities to sustain the program.

Strengthen the involvement of local communities in care and support

Interventions:

  • Strengthen and use existing community structures.
  • Map care and support needs in each Kebele with existing care and support projects and identify gaps.
  • Provide care and support to OVC in their familial networks.

Enforce the provision of standardized care and support to OVC and PLHIV

Interventions:

  • Develop OVC care and support standard and service delivery guidelines.
  • Conduct OVC situational analysis and map OVC services.
  • Develop referral networks among service providers.
  • Strengthen school-based OVC support activities.
  • Provide home-based care services for PLHIV.

Strengthen income generating activities to sustain the program

Interventions:

  • Provide IGA support.
  • Follow and support IGA beneficiaries and create links to markets.

Quick Facts

  • 33.3 million
  • 33.3 million[31.4-35.3] people were living with HIV worldwide in 2009
  • 1.8 million
  • In 2010 there were 1.8 million AIDS-Related deaths, lower than the 2.2 million in 2005

[Source: WHO/UNAIDS]