Posts Categorized: Ethiopia

Breakthrough Ethiopia meeting sets stage for combatting HIV

After almost a year in the making, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Ethiopia – in coordination with multiple federal agencies and the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Alliance – held the first-ever HIV/AIDS High-level Stakeholders Meeting, showing nationwide solidarity in “Accelerating Momentum towards HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care.” The meeting in Addis Ababa on Oct. 5 drew…

Ethiopia Activists to China: Show Us the Money

Ethiopian AIDS advocates want to get the decision makers on board with calling on China to give $1 billion to the Global Fund. AHF sponsored a coalition meeting in Addis Ababa on April 28 to hash out the advocacy plans to make that happen. “The purpose of the meeting was mobilizing government and local partners…

The Lancet Book Review: “Anyone Can Absolutely Change The World”

The Lancet, one of the oldest and best known medical journals in the world, recently published in its June issue a book review (PDF) of Righteous Rebels, the story of AHF’s bold history of activism.  Written by award-winning journalist Patrick Range McDonald, Righteous Rebels chronicles AHF’s unlikely rise from a feisty grassroots organization during the 1980s AIDS crisis in Los Angeles…

Ethiopian Girls Empowered and Informed by AHF’s HIV Prevention Session

In partnership with Save Your Generation Ethiopia (SYGE), AHF Ethiopia presented young women working in a garment factory with information about HIV transmission and prevention. The event was held at Haile Garment Factory on Oct. 1. HIV prevalence among these young women is disproportionately high, because many face sexual violence and forced or early marriage….

Spotlight: AHF Ethiopia – Treatment, Testing, and Prevention on the Horn of Africa

  In addition to supporting one AHF treatment center in Ethiopia through a partnership with Worldwide Orphan Foundation, AHF’s Ethiopian branch also tested more than 50,000 people in 2012 with actions that ranged from targeted outreach to the high-risk demographic of cobblestone construction workers to free testing at a dignitary-dotted festival celebrating more than a…

Background HIV /AIDS

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is located in Eastern “Horn” of Africa with a total population of 8.5 million people.  In 2007, Ethiopia launched a commitment towards the goal of universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support by 2010.  The Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (HAPCO) launched a “Millenium AIDS Campaign”…