Ethiopia

The Epidemic

About 1 million people in Ethiopia are living with HIV. In 2007, the Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office launched the Millennium AIDS Campaign, broadly encouraging HIV testing in hope of getting more people onto ART and bringing the epidemic under control. Since then, prevalence among adults has leveled off at 2-5%, depending on region.

  • Population: 85 million
  • People living with HIV: 980,000
  • People receiving ART’s: 222,700 (UNAIDS,2010)
  • Treatment Sites: 1
  • Locations: Addis Ababa
  • Patients in care: 1,892
  • AHF Patients receiving ART’s: 1,339
  • Pediatric patients: 858
  • HIV tests administered this year: 15,286

AHF in Ethiopia

AHF partners with the Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO) to offer comprehensive HIV services to clients living below the global poverty line – both children and adults. We work together to keep parents healthy and children cared for. The WWO-AHF Family Health Center in Addis Ababa offers HIV testing, safer sex education and antiretroviral treatment to 2,000 people, with new clients enrolling every month.

Our Ethiopia program is a model for effectively reaching highly-populated areas. The health center has expanded to a semipermanent location in a major transportation hub, where clients can drop in for services along their regular travel routes. We also perform outreach, bringing HIV testing and counseling throughout the country.

Statistics from UNAIDS.org, 2011, unless otherwise stated.

AHF Services in Ethiopia

AHF Ethiopia provides comprehensive treatment to people with HIV, including antiretroviral therapy for children and adults. We also offer HIV testing and safer sex education, and perform outreach to areas not served by our health center.

Dr. Sofia Mengistu Abayneh
Email: sofia_mengistu@yahoo.com
Worldwide Orphans Foundation
AHF Family Health Clinic
P.O. Box 101763
Kebele 13/24, House # New, Yeke
Addis Ababa
ETHIOPIA
+251 11 66 31 114 Office
+251 11 66 31 114/6 Fax
+251 911203737 Cell

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