High level team led by Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Embassy in Addis Ababa Gwendolyn Green visited community activities of USAID FFHPC&T in Addis Ababa city program
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The Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Embassy in Addis Ababa Gwendolyn Green and her delegates from US embassy at Addis Ababa visited USAID/PEPFAR supported USAID Family Focused HIV Prevention Care and Treatment project (USAID_FFHPC&T) program activities at one of the local implementing partner sites named Future Hopes Integrated Development Organization (FHIDO) which is under the prime partner of the program, Mekdim Ethiopia National Association (MENA).

The historic visit aimed to see the community works and contribution of implemented interventions on the area of Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA), income generating activities and its practical benefits obtained, Children living with HIV school attendance and viral load management, impact of prevention interventions on gender-based violence protection and its role for adolescent girls’ safe life practice,

The visit was so successful and all delegates were happy for what has been implemented so far for the last 3 years with the support of American peoples and government through PEPFAR/USAID and such community based remarkable contribution will continue for the next 2 years of the program implementation periods to create sustainable community service for all recipients’ holistic health improvements.

MENA with all its local implementing partners are truly grateful for the continue support of PEPFAR / USAID and will continue to strive for service quality and effective program implementation by keeping the cooperation and partnership activities with all concerned government and community stakeholders at large.

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USAID FFHPC&T goal is to strengthen local HIV epidemic control to achieve 95 percent of individuals living with HIV know their status, 95 percent of persons living with HIV to initiate antiretroviral therapy and 95 percent of antiretroviral therapy clients achieve viral load suppression by 2025.

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