Country Projects Overview - Ethiopia

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Communication for Health 

This project, managed by CCP and JSI,  2015-2020, was designed to contribute to the adoption of healthy behaviors by Ethiopians in four regions (Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR, and Tigray) and build capacity at national, regional, and sub-regional levels to design, implement, and evaluate effective social and behavior change communication (SBCC) programs and interventions.

AIDS Resource Center 

From 2001-2007, USAID via PEPFAR (through CDC) funded the Ethioopian HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office to establish and run an AIDS Resource Center (ARC). Its objectives included: 

1.Provide up-to-date and accurate information on HIV/AIDS, STIs, and TB related issues
2.Serve as a hub for a host of user-driven resources and services
3.Support local partners in developing strategic, targeted behavior change communication (BCC) tools and approaches
4.Establish and maintain National HIV/AIDS Talkline – ‘Wegen 952’
5.Establish regional ARCs (R-ARCs)
6.Build capacity of HAPCO and MOH

Its SBC activities included

  • HIV/AIDS hotline
  • Radio diary series, Betegna
  • Using the MARCH (Modeling and Reinforcement to Combat HIV) model for behavior change to prevent HIV among the defense forces and the police