We have several ongoing initiatives taking place in Ethiopia. To date, ENAHPA and our partner organizations have directly affected the lives of over 10,000 patients, medical personnel, students and orphans. Read more below to get an overview of our work.
The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Ethiopia has caused an unprecedented tragedy among families and communities. An estimated one million children are orphaned, and the the traditional social support fabric is stretched to its limit. In one of Addis Ababa’s poorest neighboorhoods, Kolfe Keraniyo, over 90% of families survive on less than $10.00 per month.
In an effort to assist youth that are either carrying the virus, or have immediate family members who have been affected by the devadtating disease, ENAHPA’s membership provides support for hundreds of orphans in the Kolfe Keraniyo community through the HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Support Organization (HAPSCO).
It is through this partnership that orphans will not only recieve food, shelter, clothing and clean water, most will be treated with anti-retroviral treatments to mitigate the effects of HIV through ENAHPA’s ARTprogram. In addition to the holistic support we offer, most orphans are able to continue living with extended family members allowing them to preserve the family unit.
If you are interested in sponsoring a child by donating at little as $30 a month click here and specify “orphan support” as your program of choice.
Based out the All Africa Leprosy Rehabilitation and Training Hospital (ALERT) ENAHPA administers ARTtreatments to 10,000 patients in the poorest of areas in Addis Ababa. Launched in 2003 as a ‘pilot’ program, this cutting edge social support treatment model has been duplicated throughout Africa.
ART patients under ENAHPA’s care will not only recieve medicines that suppress AIDS, they also recieve psychological and social support from partner community organizations and the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health. The goal of this program is not just to treat individual on a singular basis, but build more educated communities who understand the necessity of preventative health while working to eliminate the stigma attached to those carrying HIV/AIDS.
This effort continues with generous assitance from the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada.
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