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 responsiveness and accountability in the leadership and governance of the Multisectoral HIV/AIDS response.

Strategies:

  • Build the capacity of leadership and governing bodies at various levels.
  • Avail regular updates on the HIV/AIDS epidemic situation and response to leadership and governance.
  • Ensure inclusion of HIV plans in the overall sector plan and oversight sector performance.

Interventions:

  • Provide training on strategic leadership on the fight against HIV/AIDS to leadership and governing bodies.
  • Select and document best practices.
  • Arrange experience sharing visits for leadership and governing bodies from the regions.
  • Disseminate annual performance reports and analytical reports on the epidemic and response.
  • Establish AIDS Resource Centers (ARC) in the federal and regional parliament.
  • Provide oversight in the inclusion of HIV/AIDS plans in the overall sectors' plans.
  • Conduct periodic review by the parliament and other governing bodies.

 

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]