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An AIDS related death reached its alarming stage as one of the leading causes of death in 2004 since the 1986 case notified in Ethiopia, which created multifaceted problems in the country.
Thus, the response against HIV/AIDS needed concerted effort and commitment in coordination and leadership. As a result of this, the National HIV/AIDS Prevention and, Control Council and the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office were established in June 2002 by Proclamation No. 276/2002.
The objectives of the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office shall be to coordinate and direct the implementation of the country's HIV/AIDS Policy and it has the following duties and responsibilities.

  • Serve as the secretariat of the Council;
  • Submit for the approval of the Government a national HIV/AIDS program prepared on the basis of the recommendations of the Council; follow up and coordinate the implementation of same;
  • Coordinate the activities of federal and regional government organs and non-governmental organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention and control activities and facilitate conditions for integration;
  • Organize local and international meetings and workshops for enhancing the awareness of the society about HIV/AIDS and facilitate conditions for organizing same;
  • Participate in national and international conferences on prevention and control of HIV /AIDS;
  • Collect and compile information on the general situation of HIV/AIDS in the country and disseminate same to all concerned, as deemed necessary;
  • Draw a devise whereby support is obtained by creating contact with various donors;
  • Ensure that the money secured in donation and the budget allocated by the Government is properly utilized;

An AIDS-Free Ethiopia.

Institute effective HIV/AIDS prevention and control programs; coordinate the national HIV/AIDS response, strengthen health systems, programmatic and social enablers to ensure sustained epidemic control in the foreseeable future.

The goal of the Ethiopia National Strategic Plan for HIV 2021-2025 (NSP) is to attain HIV epidemic control nationally by 2025, by reducing new HIV infections and AIDS mortality to less than 1 per 10,000 population

Multi-sectoral: A multi-sectoral approach and partnership that builds on HIV being the responsibility of all sectors and constituencies.
Inclusiveness: An inclusive and people-centered approach that recognizes different prevention options that individual may choose at different stages of their lives.
Gender Responsiveness: A gender-sensitive approach that caters for the different needs of women, girls, men and boys in accessing HIV information and related services.
Value for Money: All planning for and execution of activities in this NSP will address the multiple dimensions of Value for Money, including equity, economy, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability

There are six Strategic Objectives underpinned by critical social and programmatic enablers
Strategic Objective 1:Reach 90% of Key and Priority populations with targeted combination HIV prevention interventions by 2025
Strategic Objective 2: Enhance HIV case finding to attain 95% of PLHIV knowing their HIV status and linked to care by 2025
Strategic Objective 3: Attain virtual elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (MTCT) of HIV and Syphilis by 2025
Strategic Objective 4: Enroll 95% of PLHIV who know their status into HIV care and treatment and attain viral suppression to at least 95% for those on antiretroviral treatment
Strategic Objective 5: Mobilize resources and maximize efficiencies in allocation and utilization
Strategic Objective 6: Enhance generation and utilization of Strategic Information for an accelerated evidence-based response