HIV Prevalence

Since 2001, NASTAD Ethiopia has worked collaboratively with the Federal Ministry of Health, Federal HAPCO, Regional Health Bureaus and Regional HAPCOs to create sustainable improvements in the government health care system’s response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.  

NASTAD Ethiopia established a field office in 2007 and has staff located in a central office in Addis Ababa and in five regions (Addis Ababa, Amhara, Dire Dawa, Oromia, and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region [SNNPR]), co-located in regional health bureaus and regional HAPCOs to provide direct support in implementing activities.  

NASTAD Ethiopia is a key partner in national and regional efforts in:

  • Antiretroviral treatment (ART) Adherence Support
  • Utilizing community based models that are scientifically proven
  • Health Systems Strengthening
  • Supporting locally driven health system performance planning and monitoring
  • Strategic Information and Surveillance
  • Providing leadership in the development of HIV case based surveillance
  • Community health indicator monitoring

Activities & Projects

    • Community based health workers support ART adherence and retention in care

    • NASTAD Ethiopia collaborates with local organizations to implement community based ART adherence support interventions, including engagement, follow up and peer counseling, patient education, and referral for social support to people living with HIV (PLHIV).

    • Multisectoral Response Information System implementation support

    • NASTAD Ethiopia partners with Federal HAPCO to implement the community information system for non-clinical indicators (MRIS) for HIV prevention, care, and treatment. This system generates reliable data on community services responding to HIV.

    • Surveillance for Risk Factors, Prevalence, and Patient Outcomes

    • Coordinated, Evidence-based Planning and Management

    • NASTAD Ethiopia has provided long-term technical assistance to the Federal MoH, Federal and Regional HAPCOs, and regional health bureaus to have stronger data, and a more coordinated method to use the data to define needs, set targets, and align program implementation.

    • Community Outreach and Social Mobilization for HIV Prevention and Linkage to Care

    • NASTAD Ethiopia worked with staff from five U.S. health departments to assess regional and population-specific needs and opportunities for HIV interventions, and leveraged evidence-based prevention, education, engagement and linkage interventions, to design implementation processes.