Projects

DETAIL ABOUT THE PROJECTS

1 Global fund project

2 CDC Adherence Case Management project

Project donor: CDC through NEP+

The project aim toempower patients to manage their chronic health condition through:

  • Counseling, encouraging, motivating & building their skills to take responsibility
    •  Promoting/helping healthy lifestyles
    •  Involving patients in decision-making and problem-solving
    •  Collaborative goals setting, and care plan development
    •  Proactively following up of their action plan.

With this project the organization recruit 217 Adherence Case Managers and Adherence Supporters at 63 health facilities level.

2.1 Main activities of the project are:

  • Partner and family based Index case testing
  • Support identification/ enlisting of index cases through clients who pass through case management program and follow up clients who may decline to receive care and treatment services.
  • Work with health facilities HIV testing services clinic to receive all clients tested positive and prepare follow up plan for those clients not initiated ART.
  • Identify defaulters from care and treatment services and register and record the task done
  • Identify clients who missed their appointment immediately after one day using appointment calendar and support clients who misses their appointment.
  • Identify lost and drop ART clients from health facility care and treatment services using appointment calendar/ or facility data base.
  • Provide awareness to clients on the right based viral load testing services access and claiming the result of the same from the health facilities.
  • Work in collaboration with the health workers on routine viral load monitoring.
  • Provide continuous adherence support to clients with mental health problem to follow up their treatment and adherence to the treatment in collaboration with  their family members and map community based mental health support stakeholders and other supporting entities and link clients with these bodies.

3 One to one peer program

CDC through NEP+

The one to one peer program is designed and aimed to enhance the adherence of and reduce treatment attrition among PLHIV. NASTAD and other partners have piloted projects regarding addressing to adherence at risk PLHIVs which have shown promising result.

With this project the organization recruit 619 peer to peer volunteers at 63 health facilities.

Scope of work

  • The scope of this peer to peer support program will be patients of recent HVL results and newly identified positive individuals in ANOPA+ supported health facilities in Addis Ababa. Management empower patients to manage their chronic health condition through:
    •  Counseling, encouraging, motivating & building their skills to take responsibility
    •  Promoting/helping healthy lifestyles
    •  Involving patients in decision-making and problem-solving
    •  Collaborative goals setting, and care plan development
    •  Proactively following up of their action plan.

3.1 Main activities of the program

The following are the major, not limited to, activities to be conducted in the peer support program by the volunteers.

  • Screen and register newly enrolled and HVL clients in specific health facility
  • provide ongoing, routine, psychological and emotional support to patients
  • provide education on the importance of adherence to treatment regimens for clients
  • frequently  remind  clients to take medications,
  • Support clients to attend appointments (clinical visits, lab tests, EAC…)
  • Identify patient with specific barrier to adherence and provide adherence counseling
  • Monitor the adherences of clients and document their progresses
  • Arrange counseling session for HVL clients
  • Provide EAC to clients with HVL results
  • Frequently remind clients to undergo VL tests
  • Communicate issues that is deemed important with HCW in health facilities

4. USAID/Community HIV Care and Treatment (CHCT) project

Donor: Project Hope Ethiopia

Project duration: February 2020 – September 2020

USAID/Community HIV Care and Treatment (CHCT) activity aims to accelerate and sustain HIV/AIDS epidemic control in Ethiopia. The objectives and interventions are designed to impact UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals and the following major programmatic focus areas.

  • Providing passive referral for spouse/sexual contacts and children of index clients to health facilities
  • Providing HIV self-testing for spouse/sexual contacts of index clients
  • Strengthening community based HIV/AIDS case management with individualized action plans
  • Improving adherence to treatment including tracking and re-engaging those lost to follow up
  • Strengthen support for Clients in ASM through community level interventions
  • Building the capacity of local organizations and systems to provide high impact HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services at the community level
  • Provide economic strengthening services
  • Increasing data availability with improved use for decision making by community health services
  • Strengthen the data digitalization to make referrals and communication between HF and community real time
  • Differentiating ART service through a client centered approach (UHEPs – managed CAG)
    • Project goals

 To accelerate and sustain HIV/AIDS epidemic control in Addis Ababa

  1. Project strategy
  2. ANOPA+ conducts various workshops to combat false believes and negative messaging on ART and assure cascade of the concept to each respective community (Religious leaders and associations leaders)
  3. Collaboration with PLHIV associations and local implementing partners/LIPs Activities