Ethiopia

AIDSFree HIV HTS Guidance Database

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AIDSFree

The AIDSFree HIV Testing Services (HTS) Guidance Database has been updated with new guidelines from many PEPFAR priority countries. The database features HTS guidelines & policies on consent and confidentiality, testing algorithms & strategies, use of mandatory testing, quality assurance & quality improvement, and self-testing.

Visit the database now to find new policies from Botswana, Ethiopia, India, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe.

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Perceptions and experiences of pregnant women about routine HIV testing and counselling in Ghimbi town, Ethiopia: a qualitative study

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Mitiku, I., Addissie, A., Molla, M.

Ethiopia has implemented routine HIV testing and counselling using a provider initiated HIV testing ('opt-out' approach) to achieve high coverage of testing and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. However, women's perceptions and experiences with this approach have not been well studied. We conducted a qualitative study to explore pregnant women's perceptions and experiences of routine HIV testing and counselling in Ghimbi town, Ethiopia, in May 2013.

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Supplement: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and HIV Programming Among Young People Most Affected by HIV: Lessons From the Link Up Project in Five Countries

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Edited by David Ross and John Santelli

The current cohort of adolescents and young adults (10–24 years) is the largest the world has ever seen, representing an enormous challenge for health systems and health services, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Unmet need for both sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV services is substantial in the developing world; unmet need is often highest among older adolescent girls and young women (15–24 years), who tend to have high rates of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

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Changing HIV treatment eligibility under health system constraints in sub-Saharan Africa: investment needs, population health gains, and cost-effectiveness

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Hontelez, Jan A.C.; Chang, Angela Y.; Ogbuoji, Osondu; de Vlas, Sake J.; Bärnighausen, Till; Atun, Rifat

Objective: We estimated the investment needs, population health gains, and cost-effectiveness of different policy options for scaling-up prevention and treatment of HIV in the 10 countries that currently comprise 80% of all people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe).

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Engaging Boys and Men in Gender Transformation: the Group Education Manual

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ACQUIRE Project/EngenderHealth and Promundo

This 11-chapter manual offers trainers an array of participatory experiential exercises to reach men (and their partners), exploring gender socialization and its impact on HIV prevention and care. Piloted in Ethiopia, Namibia, South Africa and Tanzania, the manual is designed to assist master trainers in developing curricula to work with men and boys on gender, HIV and AIDS issues.

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The Single-Visit Approach as a Cervical Cancer Prevention Strategy Among Women With HIV in Ethiopia: Successes and Lessons Learned

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Netsanet Shiferaw, Graciela Salvador-Davila, Konjit Kassahun, Mohamad I Brooks, Teklu Weldegebreal, Yewondwossen Tilahun, Habtamu Zerihun, Tariku Nigatu, Kidest Lulu, Ismael Ahmed, Paul D Blumenthal, Mengistu Asnake

Introduction: Cervical cancer is the second most common form of cancer for women in Ethiopia. Using a single-visit approach to prevent cervical cancer, the Addis Tesfa (New Hope) project in Ethiopia tested women with HIV through visual inspection of the cervix with acetic acid wash (VIA) and, if tests results were positive, offered immediate cryotherapy of the precancerous lesion or referral for loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP).

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The role of technical assistance in expanding access to Xpert® MTB/RIF: experience in Sub-Saharan Africa

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A. N. Umubyeyi F. Bonsu R. Chimzizi S. Jemal M. Melese E. Ruttoh C. Mundy

To improve tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis, many national TB programmes have committed to deploying Xpert® MTB/RIF. Implementation of this relatively new technology has suffered from a lack of comprehensive technical assistance, however, including the formulation of policies and plans to address operational issues.

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A national system for monitoring the performance of hospitals in Ethiopia

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Zahirah McNatt, Erika Linnander, Abraham Endeshaw, Dawit Tatek, David Conteh, Elizabeth H Bradley

Many countries struggle to develop and implement strategies to monitor hospitals nationally. The challenge is particularly acute in low-income countries where resources for measurement and reporting are scarce. We examined the experience of developing and implementing a national system for monitoring the performance of 130 government hospitals in Ethiopia.

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