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.

As the epidemic is changing overtime, the strategies will focus on enabling continuous generation and use of strategic information to institute evidence-based and informed decision making in the multi-sectoral response against HIV/AIDS. HAPCO's strategies include:

  • Institute a culture of evidence-based informed planning, prioritization and decision making approach as well as harmonize monitoring and evaluation based on the national guideline.
  • Build capacity to generate and use of strategic information.

General Objective:

To ensure timely generation and utilization of strategic information and thus enhance evidence-based decision making for the multisectoral HIV/AIDS response.

Specific Objectives:

  • To ensure the generation of quality data from routine program monitoring, surveys, surveillances and studies.
  • To disseminate and utilize strategic information to guide policy formulation, program planning and improvement.

Strategies:

  • Build the capacity for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Institute a culture of evidence-based/informed decision-making.
  • Strengthen timely generation of strategic information.
  • Enhance dissemination and utilization of strategic information.

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]