What we do?

Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control office (FHAPCO) is a government organization mandated to coordinate the national response against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The national response encompasses the health sector or clinical response, which is directly led and implemented by ministry of health and the multi-sectoral response which is implemented across all actors. The program and intervention areas and major activities being done at national level include:-

  • Multi-sectoral coordination, leadership and partnership – by using various plat forms including AIDS council, management board, joint planning and reviews and partnership forums
  • Guidance and capacity building – through issuing different national level policy, strategies, guidelines, manuals and tools and undertaking trainings, orientations and familiarization efforts for all actors
  • HIV prevention – a combination prevention approach that includes behavioral, biomedical and structural programs are being designed and implemented targeting key and priority population using various approaches like social behavioral change communication, community mobilization, media and public relation, school interventions and work place intervention are being implemented
  • HIV Mainstreaming – putting HIV/AIDS in to the core business of all relevant sectors is one of the major activities that the organization has been coordinating.
  • Care and support programs - vulnerability reduction and impact mitigation for people affected and infected with HIV is one of the key activities and mostly implemented in collaboration with development sectors and the community
  • Resource mobilization – domestic and external resource, mainly financial resource, mobilization for the response, disbursement to regions and other implementers and ensuring appropriate and timely utilization through follow up of liquidation of the expenditure are among the major tasks coordinated and led by FHAPCO.
  • Monitoring and evaluation – establishment of system for routine multi-sectoral response, consolidating the national HIV situation, reporting to concerned bodies on performance and programmatic evaluation and other related studies are being implemented. Besides, efforts to ensure data quality are also being implemented through availing manuals, guidelines and conducting joint integrated supportive supervisions and data quality assessments. In addition financial monitoring and assurance of using the money for intended purpose is also coordinated by the office.

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    PEPFAR in Ethiopia, in accordance with the framework agreement entered between it and the Ethiopian Government has been providing extensive technical and financial support of the Government’s multi-secotral response to halt the progress of the HIV/AIDS epidemics and mitigate its consequences. Though, there is an endless effort since the outbreak of HIV pandemic to bring the problem to its manageable scale, irregularities of the incidence and prevalence rate with regions, urban and rural setups, age and sex is still big hurdle to the nation to meet the Global and National 90-90-90/95-95-95 goals to impact HIV.
    Prevention, treatment and care are keys in reducing the number of new HIV infections. HIV treatment has a significant impact in preventing the sexual transmission of HIV, referred to as “Treatment as Prevention” (TasP). Ethiopia with the support of PEPFAR has begun implementing the Undetectable equals Un-transmittable /U=U/ campaign from October/2020. The main objective of the campaign is to minimize the sexual transmission of HIV to nearly zero among sero-discordant couples by making the person living with HIV to take antiretroviral (ARVs) drugs daily and reaching viral undetectable level after the first 6 months (typically HIV-1 RNA So, the PEPFAR/CDC project is implemented across all regions and city administrations in collaboration with all regional health bureaus, HIV/AIDS prevention and Control offices, PLHIV associations and networks and other key stakeholders. Key activities in the project include:-

    • Developing concept notes, strategies and tools to guide the implementation of the project
    • Message development and campaigning on demand creation for viral load testing, adherence to ART, and maintaining and maintaining viral load suppression as well reducing to the level undetectable viral load
    • Capacity building and system strengthening in terms viral load service and ART adherence
    • Strengthening combination HIV prevention activities

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