167 case managers,
working in the Oromoia region health facilities took ART case management
refreshment training for four consecutive days in Adama town.
incorporated the new ART drug features that began for use to PLHIVs in the
previous six months, told during the training closing remark.
The closing remark was
made in the presence of NEP+ Board Chairman, Ato Edilam G/silasse. Before he forwarded
his closing speech, the trainees’ representatives explained their challenges
that faced them while they were on duty.
explained that they are often in difficulty while they record clients’ profile
as they use different log book format that came from different partners. The
dissimilarity of CDC’s and other partners log book was mentioned by the
The trainees have also
disclosed their complain that the discrimination by some health facilities’
administrations. According to them some health facility administrators do not
consider case managers equally with other health facilities’ staff. Due to this
malfunctions case manager do not get gown, hygiene materials like soap and soft
The case managers have
also put forwarded other salary and benefit related administration problems to
the high level NEP+ officials.
Ato Edilam G/silasse ,
NEP+ Board Chairman, after the complaint presentation appreciating the case
managers as they still working under these all pressure with their great
endurance. “This shows that you are committed to save others live,” Ato Edlam
said. “The survival of you (case managers) means the survival of hundred
thousands of PLHIVs “ Ato Edilam added.
Ato Edilam G/silasse
NEP+ Board Chairman
also assured them that all the problem mentioned by the trainees will be solved
step by step.
Earlier to Ato Edlam,
NEP+ Executive Director Ato Mekonnen Alem also assured the case managers that
NEP+ has always strived for their healthy working environment. He also said
that so far some discussions were also held with regional health bureaus
officials to avoid malfunctions occurred in the health facilities against case
managers. “This trend will be also continued in 2020 planning year with full
enthusiasm,” Ato Mekonnen assured the case managers.
Ato Mekonnen Alemu
NEP+ Executive Director
Diku worku , NEP+ Program Manager, on his behalf said regarding log book
dissimilarity NEP+ will hold a discussion with all government and non
government actors to keep the uniformity of the log sheets.
Ato Dinku Worku
NEP+ Program Manager
He also underlined similar refreshment training is
important in a yearly base as it enables the case managers to have up to date
knowledge about what they are doing. As a result of this case managers can
provide comprehensive and effective service to their clients, Ato Dinku added.
NEP+ Executive Director, Ato Mekonnin Alemu, in his speech at NEP+ 2020 planning meeting conducted from Feb 02-3 2020 at Adama Town Comfort Hotel, disclosed that Network of Networks of HIV Positives in Ethiopia (NEP+) is going to revise its Mission, Vision and all its thematic areas soon. According to the director, NEP+ will include other health-related provisions, developmental programs, human rights protection, and democratization related activities into its current HIV/AIDS prevention and control activities starting from 2020 budget year.
In his speech, the director also disclosed that the organization has got a promise from Expertise France for technical and financial support for the revision and related activities.
In his speech, the director also stressed that NEP+ will continue to serve the PLHIV communities through capacity building, resource mobilization & allocation and relaying the voice PLHIVs. During this speech, the director called upon all stakeholders including the staff of the organization to continue their usual support and commitment to materialize all the missions and objectives of the organization.
has allocated over 195 million birr for HIV/AIDS prevention and Control
activities for 2020 budget year
03 / 2020, Addis Ababa
Network of Networks of HIV
Positives in Ethiopia (NEP+) in its planning meeting conducted from Feb 02-3
2029 at Adama Town Comfort Hotel disclosed that it has allocated over 195 million
Birr for HIV/AIDS prevention and control activities for the 2020 budget year.
According to Ato Belay Reta, NEP+ Monitoring and Evaluation Department manager,
the existing 6 departments has drafted their own plan and this plan has been
compiled and discussed up on by the whole staff for two days at Adama Town
Comfort Hotel to be enriched.
According to Ato Belay, in
the plan, activities that are going to be implemented in health facilities on
adherence to treatment (activities that are supported by CDC) and activities
that are implemented in the community on HIV prevention and control programs
(that are supported by global fund) has been mainly focused on. The manager
added, in addition to projects that the organization has entered in to
agreement with donors, resources that is going to be mobilized from different
sources has been taken in to account.
For the budget year, the organization has allocated over 195 million Birr which is not enough for what the organization needs and the allocated budget is going to be implemented in 9 regional states and two city administrations. According to NEP+ regulation the plan is going to be endorsed by the Board of Directors and approved by the general Assembly. By
The NEP+, formerly known as AELWHA (Association of Ethiopians Living with HIV/AIDS), is established in October 2004 to raise and relay the collective voice of people living with HIV.