Established in 2007, the University of Gondar CDC Project works to build and strengthen the capacity of our University to respond to the HIV epidemic in Ethiopia.
Our Project seeks to build the administrative and technical capacity of the University to plan and implement its own HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support and treatment activities; increase awareness of HIV/AIDS amongst staff and students; provide testing and counselling services to students including the treatment and follow up of STI’s; and provide technical support to health facilities and health networks in Amhara Region, the Regional Health Bureau (RHB) and the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH).
In order to achieve our objectives we provide:
- information on HIV/AIDS, STIs, TB and other health related issues,
- in-service and pre-service training on HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care,
- diagnosis, treatment and prevention activities for students at student clinics and provide HCT service,
- support to the University’s Gender, HIV and Special Needs Office,
- training to students on behavioral change communication (BCC) to enable them to become peer- educators on evidence based HIV prevention methods.
So far we have successfully ensured:
- the establishment of 3 AIDS Resource and Training Centers
- the establishment of an office to coordinate different HIV/AIDS activties
- 11152 health professionals trained on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment
- 942 students receiving pre-service training
- 44 staff trained as trainers of BCC; 705 students trained on BCC; and a further 5126 students reached trhough various educational and entertainment programs.
- 5331 students receiving testing and counselling services at student clinics
- 1 e-learning center established
Working closely with the University’s Gender, HIV and Special Needs Office we have also been able to support the following activities:
- Training for 51 academicians on project cycle management
- Welcome and orientation prgrams for 7459 students
- Basic HIV orintation trainings for 219 proctor janitors
- The formation of the University of Gondar PLWHA Association
- HIV mainstreaming training for 60 Univeristy instructors and senior managers
- More that 3 World AIDS day commemoration activities