NEP+ Vacancy Announcement


Network of Networks of HIV Positive in Ethiopia (NEP+) was established in October 2004 to raise the collective voice of People living with HIV. Its constituents become regional PLHIV networks representing each regions and city councils. Where formal regional networks did not exist, individual PLHIV associations were invited to join and NEP+ began establishing regional networks. There are also three special members: The National Network of Positive Women Ethiopians (NNPWE), and two national PLHIV associations.
S/N Positions Qualification Required No Contract Duration
1 Finance Officer BA in Accounting or related field 1 Fixed Term
4 years relevant work experience
Technical and Other Skill: Technical Good communication and presentation skills, Well organized and ability to act in a professional and ethical manner, Competency in computer applications, Knowledge of accounting software (Peachtree Accounting ), Knowledge of IPSAS is a plus
2 Communication Officer  BA/ MA Degree in Journalism, Language, Public Relations and communication, Social Sciences or related. 1 Fixed Term
4 years of proven experience for BA and 2 years for MA in relevant work experience.
Technical and Other Skills : Excellent written and verbal communication skills, Knowledge of associated press writing style guide, Computer Proficiency in software application like Photoshop, Publisher, adobe and Powerpoint, Strong interpersonal and communication skills
3 M&E Officer BSc in Economics, Statistics or other related field. 1 Fixed Term
 4 years of work experience in extension work, Health and related activities.
Technical and Other Skills: Application of software and data management and analysis, Report writing and analytical skill, Proficiency in computer application, Application of SPSS or other statistical software, Interpersonal communication.
4 Program Coordinator I MPH//MSc/MBA/BSc in Social Science, Development or related field 1 Fixed Term
6 years of experience for Master’s degree holders and 8 years work experience for Bachelor degree in the area of her/his expertise work and health/HIV related activities.
Technical and Other Skills: Knowledge in basic computing, Skills in strategic planning and work plan development, Oral/written communication, interpersonal, organizational, supervisory, and presentational skills, Expert knowledge of program development, coordination, and project evaluation, Ability to contact and negotiate with representatives of governments and funding agencies, Ability to refine existing work plans, develop new plans as well as establish new program staff support, Ability to independently develop and implement the responsibilities stated in the job description, Skills in report writing
5 HR & Administration Coordinator MBA/BA Degree in Management, Supplies Management or related fields 1 9-10 months and extended depending on the availablity of fund
7 years of experience for Master’s degree holders and 9 years of relevant work experience for BA degree holders, NGO experience is advantageous
Technical and Other Skills: Managerial and supervisory skill, Good skills in the use of computer, Excellent communication and presentation skills and , Proficiency in writingand and spoken English
6 Grant and Finance Manager MBA/BA Degree in Accounting, Management or related field 1 9-10 months and extended depending on the availability of fund
8/10 years of relevant work experience out of which 6 years in a senior position, NGO experience is desired.
Technical and Other Skills : Integrated knowledge and understanding of human resources concepts, practices, systems, and procedures, Ability to interact and deal with people, Excellent planning, organizational, analytical and decision making skills, Computer proficiency (knowledge accounting software is advantageous), Good knowledge of written and spoken English, Knowledge of IPSAS is a plus.
For all positions:
1 Place of work: Addis Ababa
2 Salary and benefits: as per the organization scale
Interested applicants are invited to submit their Application Letter, CV and non-returnable copies of their credentials in person to our office found at Mexico Chamber of Commerce building 5th floor within 10 consecutive working days (from October 11-20/2021) OR through post office: P.O.Box 780 code 1250.
Ø  For more information contact us at +251 116591818/1212
Ø  Qualified women and PLHIV are highly encouraged to apply.



Call for international Consultancy service

Network of Networks of HIV Positives in Ethiopia (NEP+) wants to conduct a qualitative study to identify the various needs and experiences related to accessing HIV and SRH services.  Any consultants individually or in group meet the requirement mentioned below can submit its technical and financial proposal separately:

  1. The Technical part of the proposal should includes study methodology, data collection system, data quality assurance, data management system, data analysis mechanism, experience in the area and staff qualification and work delivery time.
  2. The financial part should detail all necessary expenses both is Euro and Birr.

The final document has to be summated within 2 months time.  The proposal should not exceed 10 pages. Anyone can compete for the work, within the coming 15 working days.


  • MA and above in any social science and health related fields
  • Experience in qualitative survey for more than 5 years
  • Experience in survey related to health specifically HIV/AIDS
  • Experience in having international expertise
  • Legally registered in any country and acceptable in Ethiopia

Terms of reference

  1. Background

In 2020, NEP+ developed a proposal in response to L’Initiative Call for Proposal « Access to quality health services for marginalized populations». The proposal was selected by L’Initiative in November 2020 and the Grant was signed in July 2021. The project started in August 2021 for a period of 36 months (3 years), up until July 2024.

The overall objective of the project is to improve accessibility and quality comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment for adolescent, young women and men living with HIV (age 15 to 24) through bringing a change in their health seeking behaviour and empowerment. The specific objectives are:

  • To improve adolescent and young adults living with HIV ART adherence, retention in care, viral load suppression, sexual reproductive health knowledge and psychosocial well-being.
  • To enhance the social and legal environment for planning, programming and delivery of comprehensive quality differentiated health services to adolescents, young women and men living with HIV.
  • To establish and empower associations of adolescents and young people living with HIV to better exercise their rights.

The project will be implemented in partnership with NNPWE and in collaboration with ART clinics in Bahirdar and Dessie towns (Amhara region), in Adama and shashamane towns (Oromia region), in Gambella town (Gambella region) and in Addis Ababa city administration.








Addis Ababa Addis Ababa subcities in selected woredas and town Selected high load health facilities 4200 2520 1680
Amhara Bahir Dar & Dessie town TBA

Includes both urban and rural areas

2400 1440 960
Oromia Adama & shashemene town TBA

Includes both urban and rural areas

1600 960 640
Gambella Gambella town TBA

Includes both urban and rural areas

1200 720 480
TOTAL 9,400 5,640 3,760

As shown in the table above, a total of 9,400 AYPLHIV (5,640 adolescent girls and young women and 3,760 adolescent boys and young men) will be reached during the project period in the above-mentioned regions. In addition, this project will build the capacity of health care providers by providing training specific to the services for adolescents and young adult so that they can provide user friendly HIV services for the beneficiaries. A total of 42 health care providers from the project implementing health facilities will be selected and trained.

The target group will be involved in peer-to-peer support group, mentorship and psychosocial support, while the associations will be strengthen and directly involved in project implementation in collaboration with different stakeholders.

  1. Objective and experted results
  • General objective

Supporting NEP+ to conduct a qualitative study to unpack the various needs and experiences related to accessing HIV and SRH services for adolescents (15-19) and young people (20-24) living with HIV and enrolled in ART treatment in Ethiopia

  • Specific objectives
  • Exploring facilitators and barriers to ART adherence and retention in HIV care for AYPLHIV
  • Exploring gender-based differences in experiences among adolescent girls and boys and young women and men
  • Exploring what quality HIV and SRH services mean to AYPLHIV
  • Exploring HIV disclosure circumstances and experiencesfor AYPLHIV who know their status (families and/or health- professionals disclosing their HIV status to AYPLHIV)
  • Exploring the conditions for a successful transition from paediatric to adult HIV care, from the perspectives of adolescents and health care providers
  • Expected results

Result 1: NEP+ has an improved understanding of the specific needs and experiences of AYPLHIV enrolled in ART in the project sites, including the diverse experiences of girls and boys, the barriers and facilitators for improved ART adherence and retention in HIV care.

Result 2 : NEP+ identifies clear thematic areas to investigate throughout the project, to create and share knowledge on.

Result 3: Findings from the study are used to inform training curricula for peer educators/mentors and for health professionals.

Result 4: Findings from the study are used to inform the advocacy strategy to be implemented during the project.


ኔፕ ፕላስ 16ኛ መደበኛ ጠቅላላ ጉባኤውን በስኬት አካሄደ

ኔፕ ፕላስ 16ኛ መደበኛ ጠቅላላ ጉባኤውን በስኬት አካሄደ
ኔትወርክ ኦፍ ኔትወርክስ ኦፍ ኤች.አይ.ቪ ፖዘቲቭስ ኢን ኢትዮጵያ (ኔፕ ፕላስ) 16ኛ መደበኛ
ጠቅላላ ጉባኤውን በባህርዳር ከተማ ከመጋቢት 23 እስከ 25 ቀን 2013 ዓ.ም. በተሳካ ሁኔታ
ጉባኤውን በንግግር የከፈቱት የክልሉ ጤና ቢሮ ምክትል ኃላፊ አቶ ታሪኩ በላቸው ሲሆኑ
በንግግራቸው ላይ በዓለም አቀፍ ደረጃ የኤች.አይ.ቪ/ ኤድስ ወረርሽኝን ለመከላከል የሶስት
90ዎች ፕሮግራም ወደ ሶስት 95ቶች መለወጡን አስታውሰው በተለይ በአሁኑ ሰኣት በሀገር
አቀፍ ደረጃ የመጀመሪያውን 95 ለማሳካት ሰፊ እንቅስቃሴ በተጀመረበት ወቅት ይህ ታላቅ
ጉባኤ መካሄዱ ለፕሮግራሙ መሳካት ሰፊ አበርክቶ እንደሚኖረው እምነታቸውን ገልጸዋል፡፡
አቶ ታሪኩ በላቸው የአማራ ክልል ምክትል ጤና ቢሮ ኃላፊ
አቶ ታሪኩ አያይዘውም ዓለምን እየፈተነ ያለው የኮቪድ 19 ወረርሽን ኤች.አይ.ቪ/ኤድስን
ለመከላከልና ለመቆጣጠር የሚደረገውን ዘመቻ አስቸጋሪ እንዲሆን እያደረገው ካሉ በኋላ
በኢኮኖሚ ጠንካራ ያልሆኑና አንስተኛ ገቢ የሚተዳደሩ ሴቶች እህቶቻችን የኮሮና ወረርሽኝ
ኑሯቸውን እጅግ አስቸጋሪ አድርጎባቸዋል፡፡ በተለይ ይህ የኮቪድ 19 ወረርሽኝ የኤች.አይ.ቪ
ስርጭት እንዲጨምር በማድረግ የራሱን አስተዋጽኦ እያደረገ እንዳለም የሚያመለክቱ
መረጃዎች እንዳሉ የቢሮ ኃላፊው ተናግረዋል፡፡
ምክትል ቢሮ ኃላፊው በንግግራቸው መጨረሻም ጉባኤው በእቅዶቻቸው ላይ የኮቪድ 19
ወረርሽኝ የመከላከል ስራን እንዲካትቱ ጥሪ አድርገው የአማራ ክልል መንግስት
ኤች.አይ.ቪ/ኤድስን በመከላከል ረገድ ለሚደረጉ ጥረቶች አስፈላጊ በሆነ ጊዜ ሁሉ ድጋፍ
ለመስጠት ከክልሉም ሆነ ከብሄራዊ ጥምረቱ ጎን እንደሚቆም ቃል በመግባት ጉባኤው የተሳካ
እንዲሆን መልካም ምኞታቸውን በመግለጽ ንግግራቸውን አገባደዋል፡፡
ከመክፈቻው ንግግር ቀደም ብሎ የኔፕ ፕላስ ዋና ስራ አስኪጅ ለተሰብሳቢዎቹ ባሰሙት
የእንኳን ደህና መጣችሁ ንግግር ኔፕ ፕላ ባለፈው የፈረንጆቹ አመት በርካታ ስኬታማ
ስራዎችን ማከናወኑን ገልጸዋል፡፡ በንግግራቸውም ኔፕ ፕላስ ከሲዲሲ እና ከግሎባል ፈንድ
ውጪ ከሌሎች ለጋሽ ድርጅቶች የገንዘብና የአይነት እንደዚሁም የቴክኒክ ድጋፎች ማገነቱን
የተናገሩት ዋና ዳይሬክተሩ በተለይ ለደርጅቱ ችግር ሆኖ የመጣው መላው አለምን ፈታኝ
የሆነው የኮቪድ 19 ክስተት እንደሆነ ተናግረዋል፡፡
አቶ መኮንን አለሙ የኔፕ ፕላስ ዋና ዳይሬክተር ለጉባኤተኞቹ የእንኳን ደህና መጣችሁ ንግግር ሲያደርጉ
ይህንኑ ወረርሽኝ ለመከላከልም ኔፕ ፕላስ ከአጋር ድርጅቶች ጋር በመስራት ላይ እንደሚገኝና
ወረርሽኙን ለመከላከል የሚያስችሉ የእጅ ማጽጃና የፊት መሸፈኛ ማስኮችን በድጋፍ መልክ
ማግኙቱን ዋና ዳይሬክተሩ ተናግረዋል፡፡
በሌላ በኩል የድርጅቱ የስራ አመራር ቦርድ ሰብሳቢ አቶ እድላም ገ/ስላሴ በበኩላቸው ቦርዱ
በተያዘለት የጊዜ ሰሌዳ መሰረት መደበኛ እና አስቸኳይ ስብሰባዎችን በማካሄድ የኔፕ ፕላስ
የስራ ግምገማ በማድረግ በታዩ ክፍተቶች ላይ የማስተካከያ አቅጣጫዎችና የቅርብ ድጋፍ
ሲያደርግለት መቆየቱን አስታውሰው ከዚህ ውጭ በአንዳንድ የክልል ጥምረቶች ላይ በታዩ
ችግሮች ላይ በቦታው ድረስ በመገኘት የመፍትሄ ሀሳቦችን ተሰጥተዋል ብለዋል፡፡
አቶ እድላም ገ/ሥላሴ የኔፕ ፕላስ ቦርድ ሰብሳቢ
የጠቅላላ ጉባኤው አባላት በሶስት ቀናት ቆይታቸው የድርጅቱን የቦርድ ሪፖርትና እቅድ፣
የጽቤቱን ሪፖርትና እቅድ፣ የኦዲት ሪፖርት እና አዲሱን የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ አጽድቋል፡፡

አሁንም ትኩረት ለኤች.አይ.ቪ መከላከል

ጥምረት / TIMRET

የዓለም የኤድስ ቀን በአፋር ክልል በድምቀት ተከበረ
በዓለም አቀፍ ደረጃ ለ33ኛ ጊዜ በሀገራችን ደግሞ ለ32ኛ ጊዜ የዓለም ኤድስ ቀን በአፋር ክልል ሰመራ ከተማ ታህሳስ
12 ቀን 2012 ዓ.ም. የኢፌድሪ ፕሬዚዳንት ክብርት አምባሳደር ሳህለወርቅ ዘውዴ በተገኙበት በድምቀት ተከብሮ

  1. በጎ አድራጎት ማህበራት በሀገር አቀፍም ሆነ
    በአካባቢ መዋቅር ላይ በፕሮግራም ቀረጻ ፣
    አፈጻጸም. በምዘናና ክትትል ስራ ላይ በመሳተፍ
    ትርጉም ያለው ተሳት እንዲኖራቸው ሁኔታዎችን
  2. የሀገር ውስጥ ሀብትን ለመጠቀም የሚያስችል
    የአሰራር ስልት መንደፍና ተግባራዊ ማድረግ
    በተለይም ተከማችቶ የሚገኘውን የኤድስ ፈንድ
    ጥቅም ላይ ለማዋል በመንግስት በኩል የህግ
    መሰረት እንዲፈጠር መስራት የሚሉ የወደፊት
    አቅጣጫዎችን በማስቀመጥ ስብሰባው
    ቅጽ 6 ቁጥር 1 ጥር 2012 ጥምረት / TIMRET Volume 6 Issue 1 Feb. 2020

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    እጆቼን በሳሙና እታጠባለሁ፣ ርቀቴን እጠብቃለሁ ፣የጸረ-ኤች.አይ.ቪ ሀኪሜን በስልክ አማክራለሁ፡፡ ረጅሙን ጊዜዬን በቤቴ እንዳሳልፍ ሰዎች በሚበዙበት ቦታ አዘውትሬ እንዳልገኝ የጤና ተቋሜ የ6 ካልሆነም የ3 ወር የጸረ-ኤች.አይ.ቪ መድሀኒቴን በአግባቡ ያቅርብልኝ፡፡ በዚህም ኮሮናን እከላከላለሁ፡፡


    • በአግባቡ የምወስደው የጸረ-ኤች.አይ.ቪ መደሀኒት ኮሮናን ለመከላከል ብርቱ ጋሻ እንደሚሆነኝ መረጃ አግኝቻለሁ፡፡ ዕውቀቱ ለሌላቸው ጓደኞቼ መረጃወን አካፍላለሁ፡፡ ሁላችንም መድሀኒቱን በአግባቡ እየወሰድን የኮሮናን ስጋት እናስወግዳለን፡፡   

    ኮቪድ19 እና ኤች.አይ.ቪ.(HIV)

    ዶ/ር ብሩክ አለማየሁ (የውስጥ ደዌ ስፔሻሊስት)

    በአለማችን ከ38ሚሊየን የሚበልጥ ቁጥር ያላቸው ሰዎች ኤች.አይ.ቪ.(HIV) በደማቸው ውስጥ ይኖራሉ፡፡ ከዚህ ውስጥ ሁለት ሶስተኛው የሚገኙት በአህጉራችን አፍሪካ ሲሆን የሀገራችንም ሁኔታ ብዙም ከዚህ የተለየ አይደለም፡፡ በኢትየጵያ ከ4 ወራት በፊት እንደተገለፀው በቫይረሱ እየተያዙ ያሉ አዳዲስ ሰዎች ቁጥር ከጊዜ ወደ ጊዜ እየጨመረ እንደሚገኝና ከሶስት ክልሎች ውጪ በቀሩት የአገሪቱ ክፍሎች በወረርሽኝ ደረጃ ይገኛል፡፡

    ከሰሞነኛው የኮቪድ19 ወረርሽኝ ጋር በተያያዘ የኤች.አይ.ቪ ታካሚዎቻችን የሚያነሷቸውን ጥያቄዎች ለመመለስ ሞክረናል፡፡

    ጥያቄዎቻቸውና መልሶቹ እንደሚከተለው ቀርበዋል

    ጥያቄ 1 ፡- ኤች.አይ.ቪ. (HIV) በደሜ ውስጥ እንዳለ ተነግሮኛል:: ነገር ግን መድሃኒት አልጀመርኩም፡፡ ምን ላድርግ?

    መልስ፡– ከዚህ በፊትም ይሁን በአሁኑ ወቅት HIV በደማቸው እንዳለባቸው ተነገሯቸው የህክምና ክትትል ወይም መድሃኒት ያልጀመሩ ታካሚዎች በቶሎ ሀኪም አንዲያማክሩና እና ልዩ ምክንያት ወይም ሕክምና እንዳይጀምሩ የሚከለክል የጤና ችግር ከሌለ በስተቀር የፀረ ኤች.አይ.ቪ. (HIV) መድሃኒቶችን እንዲጀምሩ ይመከራል፡፡

    ከኮቪድ አንፃር ልዩ መረጃ ባይኖርም አነዚህን መድኃኒቶች መጀመር የሰውነት የመከላከል አቅም እንዲጎለብትና ሰውነታችን ለተለያዩ ተጓዳኝ ኢንፌክሽኖች እንዳይጋለጥ ይረዳል፡፡ የፀረ ኤች.አይ.ቪ. መድሃኒት የሲደ4 (CD4) ቁጥር አነሰም በዛም በየትኛውም ደረጃ መጀመር አለበት፡፡

    ጥያቄ 2. በኤች.አይ.ቪ. (HIV) የተያዙ ሰዎች በኮቪድ19 የመያዝ እድላቸው ከሌላው አንፃር የበለጠ ነው?

    ባጠቃላይ መድሃኒት ያልጀመሩ፣ ሲዲ4(CD4) ቁጥራቸው ዝቅተኛ የሆነ እና በደማቸው ያለው የቫይረስ መጠን (Viral Load) ከፍተኛ የሆኑ የኤች.አይ.ቪ. ታካሚዎች ለሌሎች ኢንፌክሽኖች የበለጠ ተጋላጭ እንደሆኑ ይታወቃል፡፡ በተጨማሪም እድሜያቸው የገፋና ተደራራቢ ህመም ያለባቸው ሰዎች በኮቪድ19 ከተያዙ ጠንከር ባለ ሁኔታ ሊታመሙ የሚችሉበት እድል ሰፊ እንደሆነ ይታወቃል፡፡ ነገር ግን እስካሁን ድረስ ኤች.አይ.ቪ. እና ኮቪድ19 መሀከል ያለውን መስተጋብር ያሳየ ልዩ መረጃ የለም፡፡

    በተለይም መድሃኒት እየወሰዱ ያሉና ጥሩ ቁጥጥር ላይ ያሉ ታካሚዎች ከጤነኛ ሰው የተለየ ተጋላጭነት አላቸው ተብሎ አይታሰብም፡፡ ይሁንና ያለው መረጃ በቂ ካለመሆኑ አንፃር እና ከዚህ በፊት የተከሰቱ መሰል ወረርሽኞች ካደረሱት አደጋ አንፃር ታማሚዎች በቂ ጥንቃቄዎችን ማድረግ አለባቸው፡፡

    የመረጃ ውስንነቱ እንዳለ ሆኖ በተለይ ሲዲ4(CD4) ቁጥራቸው ዝቅተኛ የሆነ እና በደማቸው ያለው የቫይረስ መጠን (Viral Load) ከፍተኛ የሆኑ ታካሚዎች ለጠና ህመም የተጋለጡ ናቸው ተብሎ ይታሰባል፡፡

    ከኤች.አይ.ቪ በተጨማሪም የታካሚው እድሜና ሌሎች ቋሚ ህመሞችም ተጨማሪ ሚና እንደሚኖራቸው መረሳት የለበትም፡፡

    ጥያቄ 3. የ ኤች.አይ.ቪ. (HIV) ታካሚዎች ራሳቸውን ከኮቪድ 19 ለመከላከል ምን ማድረግ አለባቸው?

    ባሁኑ ሰዓት ኮቪድ19 ክትባት የለውም፡፡ ብቸኛው የመከላከያ መንገድ በቫይረሱ ላለመያዝ እራስን መጠበቅ ነው፡፡ ይህንንም ለማድረግ መደበኞቹን የመከላከያ መንገዶች በአግባቡ መተግበር ለሁሉም የኤች.አይ.ቪ. (HIV) ታካሚዎች ይመከራል፡፡ እነዚህም፡-

    • ሳል፣ ትኩሳት እና ጉንፋን መሰል ህመም ካላቸው ሰዎች መራቅ
    • በአግባቡና በተደጋጋሚ እጅን መታጠብ/በአልኮል ማፅዳት
    • ባልታጠበ እጅ አፍ፣ አፍንጫ ወይም ዓይንን አለመንካት
    • ሰዎች በሚሰበሰቡባቸው ቦታዎች አለመገኘት
    • አላስፈላጊ ጉዞዎችንና እንቅስቃሴዎችን ማስቀረት
    • ከዚህም በተጨማሪ
    • የተመጣጠነ ምግብ መመገብ
    • በቂ እንቅልፍ/እረፍት ማግኘት
    • በተቻለ መጠን ውጥረትን መቀነስ
    • መድኃኒት ሳይረሱና ሰዓት ሳያሳስቱ በየዕለቱ መዋጥ
    • ለወራት የሚያቆይ በቂ መድኃኒት እጅ ላይ መያዝ
    • ልዩ ስሜት/ችግር ካለ ከሀኪም ጋር መመካከር

    ጥያቄ 4. የ ኤች.አይ.ቪ. (HIV) ታካሚ ነኝ፡፡ ሁልጊዜ ማስክ ማድረግ አለብኝ ወይ?

    ማስክ ማን ያድርግ ማን አያድርግ የሚለው ነገር ብዙ ግርታ ያለው ቢሆንም ከቅርብ ጊዜ ጀምሮ እየወጡ ያሉ መረጃዎችን ተከትሎ ማንኛውም ሰው ከቤት ሲወጣ በተለይም ደግሞ አካላዊ ርቀትን መጠበቅ በማይችልበት ሁኔታ ላይ ማስክ ቢያደርግ መልካም ነው፡፡ ይህ ምክረ ሀሳብ በሁሉም የኤች.አይ.ቪ. ታካሚዎችም ቢተገበር የተሻለ ነው፡፡

    ጥያቄ 5. የ ኤች.አይ.ቪ. (HIV) ታካሚ ነኝ፡፡ በኮቪድ19 እንደተያዝኩ እጠረጥራለሁ፡፡ ምን ማድረግ አለብኝ?

    አንድ ሰው የኮቪድ 19 ምልክቶች ከታዩበት በተቻለ መጠን በቶሎ ከሀኪሙ ጋር (በስልክና በአመቺ መንገድ) ሊመካከር ይገባዋል፡፡ ከዚያ በተጨማሪ ግን  የኮቪድ19 ምልክቶች ከታዩበት ሊያደርጋቸው የሚገቡ ጥንቃቆዎችና ሂደቶች በሚገባ ተግባራዊ ማድረግ ይጠቅማል፡፡

    ጥያቄ 6. የፀረ ኤች.አይ.ቪ. (HIV) መድሃኒቶች ኮቪድ19ን ለማከም ይጠቅማሉ?

    አንዳንድ የፀረ ኤች.አይ.ቪ. (HIV) መድሃኒቶች ኮቪድን ለማከም ጥናት እየተደረገባቸው እንደሆነ ተነስቷል፡፡

    ከዚህ አንፃር በተለይ የሚነሳው ካሌትራ [Kaletra(Lopinavir boosted with Ritonavir (LPV/r))] ነው፡፡ መጀመሪያ ላይ አበረታች ውጤት እያስገኘ ነው ተብሎለት የነበረ ቢሆንም ከቻይና በወጡ አንዳንድ ጥናቶች መሰረት ግን የተጠበቀውን ያህል ውጤት አላሳየም፡፡ ይሄ እና ሌሎች የኤች.አይ.ቪ መድሃኒቶች ላይ ከ15 በላይ ጥናቶች እየተካሄዱ እንደሆነ ይታወቃል፡፡ ውጤቶቹን መጠበቅ መልካም ነው፡፡

    ጥያቄ7. በኮቪድ19 እንዳልያዝ የሚከላከልልኝ የፀረ ኤች.አይ.ቪ. (HIV) መድሃኒት አለ? የምወስደው መድሃኒት ሌላ ከሆነስ መድሃኒቴን ማስቀየር ይጠቅመኛል?

    ኮቪድ19ን ይከላከላል በሚል መድሃኒታቸውን ወደ ካሌትራ ለማስቀየር ጥያቄ የሚያቀርቡ ታካሚዎች ብዙም ባይሆኑም አሉ፡፡ ይህንን በተመለከተም ያለው ጥናት አጅግ ደካማ ነው፡፡

    በተለይ ካሌትራ ካሉት የጎንዮሽ ችግሮች አንፃር ኮቪድ19ን ለመከላከል ከሚል ሃሳብ ብቻ ተነስቶ መድሃኒትን ወደ እሱ ማስቀየር በፍፁም አይመከርም፡፡

    ጥያቄ8. ሀገራት የፀረ ኤች.አይ.ቪ. (HIV) መድሃኒቶችን ኮቪድ19ን ለማከም ከተጠቀሙ እጥረት ሊከሰት አይችልም ወይ?

    አሁን ባለንበት ሁኔታ ይህ ትልቅ ስጋት ነው ተብሎ አይታሰብም፡፡ ምክንያቱም ካሌትራን በስፋት ለኮቪድ19 እየተጠቀምንበት ስላልሆነ እና ካሌትራን የሚጠቀሙ የኤች.አይ.ቪ. ታካሚዎች ጥቂት በመሆናቸው ነው፡፡

    ይሁንና ብዙ የኮቪድ19 ታካሚዎችን በእዚህ እና ሌሎች ፀረ ኤች.አይ.ቪ. መድሃኒቶች ማከም የምንጀምር ከሆነ የመድሃኒት እጥረት ሊከሰት የሚችልበት እድል አለ፡፡ ስለዚህም ሀገራት ይህንን ጉዳይ በቅርበት ሊከታተሉ እና እጥረት እንዳይከሰት የተለያዩ አማራጮችን መጠቀም ይኖርባቸዋል፡፡

    የጤና ወግ

    167 case managers take refreshment training

    167 case managers, working in the Oromoia region health facilities took ART case management refreshment training for four consecutive days in Adama town.

    The training 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.

    The representatives 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 trainees. 

    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 papers.

    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

    He 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

    Ato 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.

    ኔፕ ፕላስ ከኤች አይ ቪ መከላከያና መቆጣጠሩ ስራ በተጨማሪ በጤና እና ሌሎች የልማት ስራዎች ላይ ለመሰማራት በዝግጂት ላይ መሆኑን አስታወቀ፤

    ሰኞ ጥር 25 ቀን 2012 አድስ አበባ

     ኔፕ ፕላስ ከተሰማራበት የስራ ዘርፎች በተጨማሪ በሌሎች  የስራ መስኮች ለመሰማራት እንደሚፈልግ ገልጸ፡፡ ይህንን የገለጹት የድርጅቱ ስራ አስኪያጅ አቶ መኮንን አለሙ ሲሆኑ በአዳማ ከተማ በተካሄደው ከጥር 23-24 2012 እንደ አውሮፕያዊያን አቆጣጠር የ2020 እቅድ ውይይት ላይ ነው፡፡ እንደ ስራ አስኪያጁ ገለጻ ድርጅቱ እ.ኤ.አ ከ 2020 ጀምሮ ከኤች.ኤይ.ቪ መከላከልና መቆጣጠር ሥራዎች በተጨማሪ በሌሎች ተላላፊና ተላላፊ ባልሆኑ በሽታዎች መከላከል፤ ሌሎች የጤና አገልግሎቶችን ተደራሽ በማድረግ፤ በልማት፤ በዴሞክራሲ ግንባታና ሰብአዊ መብት አጠባበቅ ስራዎች ላይ ለማሰማራት የሚያስችሉ ቅድሚያ ሁኔታዎችን በማመቻቸት ላይ ይገኛል ብለዋል፡፡ እነዚህ ሥራዎችን ለማከናወንም የቴክኒክና የገንዘብ ድጋፍ ከእክስፐርቲዝ ፍራንስ / Expertize France/ ከተባለ አለም አቀፍ ግብረሰናይ ድርጅት ቃል እንደተገባለት በዚሁ ጊዜ ተብራርቷል፡፡

    ድርጅቱ በአባላት አቅም ግንባታ፤ በሃብት ማበልጸግ ስራዎች፤ ኤች አይ ቪ በደማቸው ላለባቸው ግለሰቦች ድምጽ ሆኖ የማገልገል ስራዎችን  አጠናክሮ እንደሚቀጥልም ተገልጾአል ፡፡

    ዕቅዶቹን ለማሳካት የሚመለከታቸው መንግስታዊና መንግስታዊ ያለሆኑ ድርጅቶች ሁሉ እንደተለመደው ከጎኑ እንዲቆሙ ሰራተኛውም በሙሉ  በጋራ መነቃቃት እና በቁርጠኝነት አለማዎቹን   ለማሳከት  ጥረት እንዲያደርግ ጥሪአቸውን አስተላልፈዋል፡፡

    በጌታቸው ጎንፋ

    Ato Mekonnen Alemu Executive Director

    NEP+ is to revise its Thematic Areas

    February 03 / 2020, Addis Ababa

    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.

    By Getachew

    ኔፕ ፕላስ ለ2020 የባጀት አመት ለኤች አይ ቪ መከላከልና መቆጣጠር ሥራ  ከ195 ሚሊዮን ብር በበጀት በመደበ ዕቅድ አዘጋጀ

    ሰኞ ጥር 25 ቀን 2012 አድስ አበባ

    ኔፕ ፕላስ እንደ አውሮፓዊያን አቆጣጠር በ2020 ዓ.ም ተግባራዊ የሚያደርጋቸውን ረቂቅ ዕቅድ ማዘጋቱን አስታወቀ፡፡ የድርጅቱ የክትትልና ምዘና መምሪያ ሓላፊ አቶ በላይ ረታ እንዳብራሩት ዕቅዱ በእያንዳንዱ መምሪያ ከተዘጋጀና በአንድ ላይ ከተደራጀ ቦኃላ የበለጠ እንድያዳብሩት ለመላው የድርጅቱ ሠራተኞች ከጥር 23-24 2012 ለ2 ቀናት በአዳማ ከተማ ቀርቦ እንደ ተወያዩበትና እንድያዳብሩት  ተደርገዋል ብለዋል፡፡

    በቅዕዱም በጤና ተቋማት የሚፈጸሙ የጸረ ኤች አይ ቪ ህክምና እና ቁርኝት ሥራዎች እንድሁም በማህበረሰብ ውስጥ የኤች አይቪ መከላከልና መቐጣጠር ሥራዎች ትኩረት ተሰጥተዋቸዋል ብሏል፡፡ዕቅዱ ሲዘጋጅም የመንግስት የትኩረት አቅጣጫዎች፡ የድርጅቱ የ5 አመት መርህ ዕቅድ፡ ያለፈው ዓመት የድርጅቱ የስራ አፈጻጻም እንድሁም የወደ ፊቱ የድርጅቱ የትኩረት አቅጣጫዎች ከግምት መግባታቸው ተብርርቷል፡፡ ከዘህ በተጨማሪ ድርጅቱ ከለጋሾች ጋር በተለይም ከግሎባል ፈንድና ከአሜርካ የበሽታ መከላከያ ማዕከል(CDC) የተፈራረማቸውና ስምምነት የተገባበቸው ፕሮጀክቶች እና ወደ ፊት የሚበለጽጉ ሀብቶች ከግምት በማስገበት መሆኑን መምሪያ ኃላፊው ጨምሮ አበራርቷል፡፡

    ድርጅቱ በበጀት አመቱ በአጠቃላይ ከ195 ሚሊዮን ብር በላይ የመደበ ቢሆንም ለሥረው ከሚፈለገው አንጻር በቂ እንዳልሆና ስራዎቹም በዘጠኙም ክልሎችና በሁለቱም የከተማ አስተዳደሮች ተግባራዊ እንደሚሆኑ ተብራርቷል፡፡በመጨረሻም በድርጅቱ መመሪያ መሠረት ረቂቅ ዕቅዱ ለድርጅቱ ቦርድና ጠቅላላ ጉባኤ ቀርቦ አስፈላጊው ግበአት ተጨምሮበት እንደሚጸድቅ ይጠበቃል ብለዋል፡፡

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    NEP+ has allocated over 195 million birr for HIV/AIDS prevention and Control activities for 2020 budget year

    February 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

    Getachew Gonfa

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