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 objective:

  • To ensure synergy of multisectoral HIV/AIDS response at all levels.

Strategies:

  • Build the capacity of HIV/AIDS response coordination of HAPCOs/ Health Bureau (HBs) at all levels.
  • Strengthen partnerships at all levels.
  • Strengthen networking among service providers.

Interventions:

  • Provide training on coordination.
  • Develop a joint annual plan guided by SPM II.
  • Institute one national multisectoral monitoring and evaluation system.
  • Develop partnership guideline
  • Establish/ strengthen partnership forums at national, regional and woreda levels.
  • Strengthen partnerships for cross-boarder interventions.
  • Map HIV/AIDS service providers and stakeholders at all levels.
  • Establish/ strengthen linkages and networking of HIV/AIDS services

 

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]