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DKT Ethiopia Using GIS Technology to Improve Family Planning, HIV Prevention Programs

"In just six years, DKT Ethiopia has transformed its system for tracking contraceptive sales from pins and pencils to computers and satellites and, in the process, helped create a family planning and HIV prevention success story in the Horn of Africa...

Ethiopian Government, PEPFAR to Run 5-Year HIV Prevention Program Aimed at High-Risk Groups

"More than 100 million condoms will be distributed annually to sex workers, men who have sex with men, and other groups vulnerable to HIV as part of a new five-year program to be run by the Ethiopian government and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan...

Ethiopia's Workplace HIV/AIDS Policy Aims to Help Employers, Employees Nationwide

Ethiopia's new HIV/AIDS workplace policy, instituted in January by the government in cooperation with the country's main employees' and employers' associations, "is expected to protect job seekers from mandatory HIV tests, while facilitating voluntar...

Ethiopians Trade Holy Water for AIDS Drugs

Ethiopia is slowly embracing antiretrovirals (ARVs) to treat HIV/AIDS, following years in which superstitious views of the disease dominated, and affected people often shunned drugs in favor of holy water as a curative.

Ethiopian AIDS Orphans Fight Stigma With Self-Sufficiency

Ethiopian AIDS Orphans Fight Stigma With Self-Sufficiency In Ethiopia, 5.4 million children are considered to be orphaned or vulnerable, according to government estimates. Many of these young people, who represent 6 percent of the country's total pop...

Ethiopia: Videos a Matter of "Life and Death"

Two years ago, Wayne, N.J.-based Figure 5 Productions took on the task of creating three 40-minute anti-AIDS documentaries for CDC to use in Ethiopia. To reduce the burden of HIV and AIDS, the videos seek to change Ethiopians' behavior and attitudes ...

Boxers Holyfield, Retta to Participate in HIV/AIDS Charity Fight in Ethiopia

Boxer Evander Holyfield will fight Sammy Retta on July 26 in Ethiopia in an effort to raise money for HIV/AIDS organizations, Reuters India reports. Event organizers hope to raise between $5 million and $10 million from the fight. "I continue to stri...

President of African First Ladies Group Calls for Increased Political Power Among Women to Fight HIV/AIDS

Ethiopian first lady Azeb Mesfin, the newly elected president of the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS, recently said that women in Africa need increased political power to effectively fight HIV/AIDS on the continent, the Panafric...

Rising Food Prices in Ethiopia Dangerous for People Living With HIV/AIDS, IRIN/Plus News Reports

Food prices in Ethiopia, which have risen by 40% in the past year as a result of drought and the global food crisis, are having a detrimental effect on HIV-positive people in the country -- who may be weak, unable to work and shunned by their communi...

Ethiopia Launches HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy

Ethiopia recently launched a policy that provides a framework for addressing HIV/AIDS in the workplace, the Daily Monitor/AllAfrica.com reports. According to the Monitor/AllAfrica.com, the policy was developed during a three-year project, called "HIV...