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Main intervention areas

Main intervention areas

  • Capacity building programs
    • Train community-based agents and peer educators to the outreach activities of AAU HAPCO;
    • Establishing in-service training unit and strengthen in-service trainings programs of the University;
    • Capacitate Tikur Anbessa Teaching Hospital (TATH) ART clinic and the University student clinics by providing materials and supplies;
    • Develop HIV/AIDS and SRH related policy/guidelines;
    • Providing in-service trainings to health workers of TATH and student clinics of AAU on HIV counseling and treatment (HCT), TB Infection Control, and TB/HIV and STI Syndrome management;
    • Train mentors to work effectively with female students;
    • Increase the number of health professional trained on Youth-Friendly Services.
  • Modeling and reinforcement activities
    • Organizing different events and carrying out behavioral change and communication (BCC) activities in the University;
    • Organizing peer training among students in all campuses of the University;
    • Organizing a Certificate Curriculum Program
    • Organizing orientation programs for new students joining the University;
    • Producing and distributing IEC/BCC materials, etc;
    • Initiate Strategic Behavioral Communication (SBC) promoting STI and HIV prevention.
  • Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS
    • Allocate university budget to the HIV and SRH activities of the university;
    • Include HIV and SRH activities in the university strategic and annual plans;
    • Including HIV/AIDS and SRH education in the undergraduate/pre-service education curricula;
    • Protect students and staff members from AIDS-related stigma and discrimination in the workplace at Addis Ababa University including recruitment and selection.
  • Care and treatment
    • Providing clinical testing and counseling services;
    • Providing care and treatment services;
    • Establishing a referral linkage
  • Outreach Events
    • Develop and implement innovative informational campaign to heighten awareness about HIV, RH, STI and FP;
    • Organizing events for the University community on different international days (World AIDS Day, Women’s day, World TB day, and University Sport Week) with messages related to HIV and AIDS;
    • Organizing other outreach events in collaboration with other partners.
    • Providing up-to-date and consolidated/comprehensive ART trainings;
    • Establishing a referral network within AAU for behavioral change support services;
    • Promoting and popularizing HCT services and free condom distribution to the University community;