Family Health International (fhi)-Ethiopia is Targeted to Address 43,625 Populations in Amhara Region Through Its Projects.
fhi-Ethiopia in association with ANRS Bureau of Health, HAPCO & Bureau of Education is working on HIV/AIDS prevention, care, support and treatment in Amhara region under the Amhara most at risk population groups (MARPs) and CHSWD/Palliative care projects.
Amhara most at risk population groups [MARPs] project started in October 1, 2009, targeting in school youth & female sex workers. Currently it is under implementation in five selected urban & rural woredas (Burie, Bahir Dar, Metema, and Woldia & Dessie). The project aimed at addressing the target populations with minimum packages of MARPs friendly services including strategic behavior change communication, HIV counseling & testing, condom promotion & distribution, STI prevention & treatment and referral linkages for a total of 7900 Sex workers and 33223 students in 15 Schools of 5 Hotspot areas.
Inaddition, in its HCBC/Palliative care project, Home and community based care (HCBC/PC) is one of the components in prevention and control of HIV/AIDS. fhi-Ethiopia through identified implementers is providing palliative care service in Gondar, Dessie and Kombolcha towns in the region for a total of 2502 [Female =1818] beneficiaries. Of these, 2433 [Female=1782] beneficiaries are on ART.
The fhi-Ethiopia is mainly providing technical support and capacity building to the government and local implementing partners.