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ETHIOPIA: Musicians join politicians to fight HIV/AIDS
18 November 2004 (PlusNews ), Top Ethiopian musicians joined hundreds of politicians on Thursday to launch their own charity song with inspiration from the United Kingdom’s Band Aid success, organised by famed musician Bob Geldof.
ETHIOPIA: Church leaders on AIDS awareness road trip
2 November 2004 (PlusNews ), Leaders of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church have embarked on a two-week tour of the country's southern provinces to raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
ETHIOPIA: Q/A with WHO Assistant Director-General
27 September 2004 (PlusNews ), Jack Chow is the Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). During a recent visit to Ethiopia he highlighted the combined-global threat from HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, two of the world’s leading killers claiming 13,000 lives a day, and told PlusNews that billions of productive dollars are being lost from both diseases. Below are excerpts from the interview.
ETHIOPIA: Leaders urged to publicly test for HIV/AIDS
21 September 2004 (PlusNews ), Ethiopia needs to expand its voluntary HIV/AIDS counselling and testing (VCT) centres to stem the tide of the pandemic, Julie Gerberding, a senior US health official, urged on Monday.
ETHIOPIA: Free AIDS drugs for many HIV-positive
6 August 2004 (PlusNews ), Some 150,000 Ethiopians living with HIV/AIDS will receive antiretroviral drugs by 2005, Dr Endalemaw Abera, the World Health organisation's (WHO) AIDS programme head has announced.
ETHIOPIA: AIDS decline "success story" - UNAIDS
12 July 2004 (PlusNews ), HIV/AIDS prevalence in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, has fallen by more than half from its peak of 24 percent in 1995 to 11 percent in 2003, according to UNAIDS.
ETHIOPIA: Government to supply free anti-AIDS drugs
25 June 2004 (PlusNews ), Nearly 200,000 HIV positive Ethiopians will receive free antiretroviral treatment over the next five years, Health Minister Kebede Tadesse has said.
ETHIOPIA: Peace needed to tackle AIDS - former president
21 June 2004 (PlusNews ), Former Ethiopian President Negaso Gidada has said that peace was essential in the struggle against HIV/AIDS.
ETHIOPIA: External assistance urged in AIDS battle
3 June 2004 (PlusNews ), Despite crucial steps taken by Ethiopia to tackle HIV/AIDS, the east African country urgently needs external assistance if its efforts are to be successful, a senior UN official has said.
ETHIOPIA: Economy affected by AIDS pandemic - government
26 May 2004 (PlusNews ), Ethiopia's HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (HAPCO) has expressed concern over the "alarming growth" of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
ETHIOPIA: AIDS orphan explosion ominously close - UN
26 May 2004 (PlusNews ), The UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, Stephen Lewis, has warned that Ethiopia is making a very late response to children who have lost one or both parents to the disease.
ETHIOPIA: AIDS disaster looming - UN
25 May 2004 (PlusNews ), Ethiopia risks an HIV/AIDS disaster if the pandemic is not treated as an emergency, warned Stephen Lewis, the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa.
ETHIOPIA: US millions granted for AIDS plan
3 May 2004 (PlusNews ), Ethiopia has been granted US $18 million by the United States to implement an HIV/AIDS emergency relief plan, a local newspaper, the Addis Tribune, reported.
ETHIOPIA: US grants $18 million for HIV/AIDS
27 April 2004 (PlusNews ), The United States has granted Ethiopia US $18 million towards combating the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the US embassy in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, announced on Monday.
ETHIOPIA: New project launched to help HIV/AIDS-affected families
23 April 2004 (PlusNews ), A US $6.3 million community care campaign for families affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic has been launched in Ethiopia.
ETHIOPIA: Plans announced to launch HIV/AIDS resource
23 April 2004 (PlusNews ), The Ethiopian Ministry of Health has announced plans to launch an HIV/AIDS publication in the first few weeks of May.
ETHIOPIA: Partnership to provide free anti-AIDS drugs
19 April 2004 (PlusNews ), Ethiopia and US drug giant Pfizer have signed an agreement to provide one of its branded medicines free of charge to people living with HIV/AIDS, the health ministry has announced.
ETHIOPIA: National HIV/AIDS forum launched
1 April 2004 (PlusNews ), Ethiopia has launched a National Partnership Forum Against HIV/AIDS to coordinate a multi-sectoral response to the disease, highlight the government's commitment and bring together a wide range of partners to avoid duplication of efforts, the government said.
ETHIOPIA: AIDS peer education training programme launched
29 March 2004 (PlusNews ), Two international groups have launched a training exercise to help peer educators increase the level of HIV/AIDS awareness in Southern Ethiopia.
ETHIOPIA: Focus on local manufacture of anti-retroviral drugs
10 March 2004 (PlusNews ), Pharmacist Sudhir Sathe stands by an idle production line. By now, he says, desperately needed anti-retrovirals (ARVs) for 70,000 AIDS patients a month could be rolling off the gleaming conveyor belt.

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