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ETHIOPIA: WFP to feed HIV-positive adults and OVC
7 April 2006 (PlusNews ), The World Food Programme (WFP) and the government of Ethiopia's Amhara state are collaborating to assist children and adults affected by HIV/AIDS.
ETHIOPIA: Gov't scales up antiretroviral roll-out
6 March 2006 (PlusNews ), The Ethiopian Ministry of Health has announced that it will provide free antiretroviral therapy (ART) and treatment of opportunistic infections for 58,000 HIV-positive people until the beginning of July.
ETHIOPIA: Meeting highlights need for national HIV/AIDS workplace policy
15 February 2006 (PlusNews ), It is crucial for Ethiopia to develop a national HIV/AIDS workplace policy in order for the country's labour force to be treated fairly, experts say.
ETHIOPIA: AIDS battle demands "special" attention - Govt
2 November 2005 (PlusNews ), Ethiopian Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Hassen Abdellah has called on the nation to "pay special attention" to the impact of HIV/AIDS.
ETHIOPIA: Nearly half of the children orphaned by HIV/AIDS
25 October 2005 (PlusNews ), Ethiopia has one of the largest populations of orphans in the world with nearly half of the children having lost at least one of their parents.
ETHIOPIA: Free ARVs regardless of income status
5 October 2005 (PlusNews ), Ethiopia announced on Tuesday that it is to provide free antiretrovirals (ARVs) to all people, regardless of their income status.
ETHIOPIA: UNICEF gets grant for AIDS orphans
12 September 2005 (PlusNews ), The Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) have signed a US $4.9 million grant agreement to assist Ethiopia's AIDS orphans.
ETHIOPIA: UNICEF receives Sweden's donation for AIDS orphans
12 September 2005 (PlusNews ), Sweden has donated nearly US $5 million to the UN children's agency to strengthen the organisation's capacity to deal with the growing number of AIDS orphans in Ethiopia.
ETHIOPIA: Expanded health coverage plan launched
24 May 2005 (PlusNews ), Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on Tuesday announced a massive expansion of health coverage for the 35 million Ethiopians who do not have access to hospitals and clinics.
ETHIOPIA: AIDS to claim over one million in three years
15 April 2005 (PlusNews ), HIV/AIDS could claim the lives of close to two million Ethiopians by 2008 if the virus continues to spread unchecked, an official document warned this week.
ETHIOPIA: Serious challenges facing HIV/AIDS fight - US report
15 April 2005 (PlusNews ), Ethiopia is facing serious challenges in overcoming its HIV/AIDS epidemic, according to a report released by the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in the capital, Addis Ababa, on Wednesday.
ETHIOPIA: Nationwide HIV/AIDS hotline launched
14 March 2005 (PlusNews ), A new HIV/AIDS hotline was launched in Ethiopia on Thursday, to provide accurate information, counselling and free referrals to callers across the country.
ETHIOPIA: Alarming AIDS figure as government launches drug plan
27 January 2005 (PlusNews ), Ethiopia's Ministry of Health said earlier this week that HIV/AIDS had claimed the lives of an estimated 90,000 adults and 25,000 children in 2004.
ETHIOPIA: New HIV/AIDS plan to treat tens of thousands
25 January 2005 (PlusNews ), Ethiopia's new three-year HIV/AIDS plan will include the provision of free drugs to 320,000 HIV-positive people.
ETHIOPIA: New strategy launched to combat HIV/AIDS
24 January 2005 (PlusNews ), Ethiopia is beginning to turn the tide in the war against HIV/AIDS, but the virus is still devastating the country, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said on Monday.
ETHIOPIA: Orphan crisis fuelled by AIDS and poverty
15 December 2004 (PlusNews ), The presence of HIV/AIDS, extreme poverty and a lack of basic healthcare in Ethiopia are fuelling an orphan crisis, according to a report by the government, the UN and international aid group Save the Children.
ETHIOPIA: Plan launched to help orphans
14 December 2004 (PlusNews ), One Ethiopian child out of 10 is an orphan, according to a report by the UN, the government and the NGO, Save the Children. The HIV/AIDS pandemic, appalling poverty and dire health conditions had left 4.6 million youngsters without parents, it added.
ETHIOPIA: Free AIDS drugs for thousands
13 December 2004 (PlusNews ), The US has announced plans to provide free anti-AIDS treatment to over 200,000 HIV-positive Ethiopians over the next five years.
ETHIOPIA: Free HIV drugs distribution to be undertaken by government
10 December 2004 (PlusNews ), Ethiopia is to begin free distribution of potentially lifesaving drugs next month for people living with HIV, US officials supporting the programme said on Thursday.
ETHIOPIA: Prime minister's wife takes public HIV test
1 December 2004 (PlusNews ), The Ethiopian prime minister’s wife became one of the few high-profile figures in the country to take a public HIV test on Tuesday. Azeb Mesfin, 38, joined seven female ambassadors to take the test to mark World AIDS Day and urged others to be tested and "know their status".

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