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 enhance the HIV/AIDS response across sectors.

Strategies:

  • Strengthen ownership of HIV/AIDS programs across sectors.
  • Ensure the inclusion of HIV M and E into sectors' management information system (MIS).

Interventions:

  • Conduct assessment on vulnerability and impact of HIV/AIDS and the capacity of the existing response.
  • Develop sector specific policies, strategies and plans on HIV/AIDS.
  • Establish a unit for mainstreaming HIV/AIDS in both public and non-public sectors.
  • Ensure allocation of resources by all sectors for HIV/AIDS mainstreaming.
  • Incorporate monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS into sectors' MIS.

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]