The Oromia Regional Government
established the Oromia HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office
(OHAPCO) to coordinate, mobilize, manage, guide and support
the HIV/AIDS activities and regional responses of different
organizations and groups in Oromia.
As in other regions of Ethiopia, Oromia faces serious problems
from HIV/AIDS. OHAPCO is at the forefront of the fight against
the epidemic in the region. The Office operates in a situation
of difficulties, resource shortages, and capacity limitations
in an environment where many people are exposed to the danger
of HIV/AIDS, suffering from HIV and burdened with the impact
of AIDS. OHAPCO therefore aims to be very strategic in its
purpose, direction and operations.
Under the umbrella of national HIV/AIDS policy, national
HIV/AIDS strategic framework, EMSAP/PIM, the national response
momentum and the support and assistance of NACS/PCU, OHAPCO
mobilizes and coordinates the regional HIV/AIDS activities
in 26 woredas and among regional government offices and civil
The vision of OHAPCO is to see an HIV/AIDS free Oromia. OHAPCO
aims to accomplish this vision through strategically carrying
out its mission and achieving its goals with the contributions
and input of the relevant stakeholders.
OHAPCO Mission, Goals and Stakeholders
Mission: to effectively and efficiently
coordinate the activities of all actors involved in the prevention
and control of the spread of HIV/AIDS and reducing its impacts
in Oromia; and to build capacity, draw commitments and mobilize
resources for the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Goal: to reduce and eventually stop HIV
infection, and to mitigate the impact of AIDS in all its forms.
Stakeholders: Some of the most critical
stakeholders include – the Regional Government of Oromia,
Oromia Regional HIV/AIDS Council, OHAPCO Staff, Bureau of
Health, Zones/Woredas, National HAPCO, Federal HAPCO, donors
and support organizations, sector regional government agencies,
NGOs, FBOs, CBOs and other community institutions.
The Oromia HAPCO office is located in Adama, Oromia. For
additional information on the Oromia HAPCO office, send inquires
Oromia HAPCO Office
P.O. Box 121276
Telephone: +251 (0)11 442 2765/ 011 442 1815
Fax: +251 (0)11 442 7917