Project HOPE has been awarded $40 million by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement a community based program that will expand access to comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services in Ethiopia.
The five-year program, funded by PEPFAR through USAID, aims to contribute to the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goal of epidemic control in Ethiopia. The program will reach more than 200 priority districts with a variety of services including, but not limited to:
- Providing targeted HIV testing services to priority populations with integrated referral linkages for health and other socioeconomic services
- Strengthening community based HIV/AIDS case management with individualized action plans
- Improving adherence to treatment including tracking and reengaging those lost to follow up
- Building the capacity of local organizations and systems to provide high impact HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services at the community level
- Increasing data availability with improved use for decision making by community health services
Project HOPE and its consortium partners, Management Sciences for Health, Populations Services International and DIMAGI will work with the Ethiopian government, civil society organizations and other community-based organizations to deliver high impact interventions.
“The project will target individuals infected by HIV and others who are at high risk of HIV infection, including those who are not currently being reached by other projects. By providing technical assistance at the community level to local government authorities and community-based organizations, we believe the program will have a greater impact,” said Tom Kenyon, M.D., M.P.H., CEO of Project HOPE.
The U.S. Agency for International Development administers the U.S. foreign assistance program providing economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 80 countries.
Project HOPE has been fighting to reduce the HIV burden since 1990. We help to strengthen the capacity of local governments and organizations to mitigate the effects of HIV through innovative, people-centered interventions. Our programs aim to improve HIV prevention, detection, treatment and adherence. Primarily focused in Africa, our HIV programs have also reached countries in Europe and Eurasia, Southeastern Asia and Latin America. Our work in HIV has included partnerships with USAID, Global Fund and other public and private organizations.
About Project HOPE
Founded in 1958, Project HOPE is a leader in global health development and emergency relief programs. An international nonprofit organization, we save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accomplish our mission by improving the knowledge, abilities and tools of the health workforce to deliver high quality health services to communities in need. With programs in over 30 countries, we work at the epicenter of today’s greatest health challenges including infectious and chronic diseases, disasters and health crises, maternal, neonatal and child health and the policies that impact how health care is delivered. Learn more at www.projecthope.org and follow us on Twitter @projecthopeorg.
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