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.

Specific Objectives:

  • To ensure the capacity of the health sector to achieve Millennium Development Goals 6 (MDG 6) by 2015.
  • To build the capacity of key and strategic sectors, civil society organizations (CSOs) and private
  • sectors to contribute to the achievement of MDG 6 by 2015.

Strategies:

  • Strengthen the capacity of the health sector.
  • Build the capacity of key sectors, CSOs and the private sector

Interventions:

  • Support the expansion of health centers.
  • Support universities and colleges to provide pre-service training for health science students.
  • Train health workers on HIV/AIDS.
  • Staff key sectors with experts on prevention and impact mitigation.
  • Provide support to federal sectors to build the capacity of regional sectors on HIV.
  • Prepare health facilities for people with disability.
  • Build the capacity of networks of associations of PLHIV, OVC, elderly people, and people with Disability, CSOs and FBOs.
  • Provide support to associations of PLHIV, OVC, the elderly, people with disability, CSOs and FBOs.

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]