MEKDIM ETHIOPIA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (MENA)
USAID Family Focused HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Services￼
MENA is a local implementing organization that has been awarded to deliver family-focused HIV prevention, testing, care services and interventions for vulnerable children in COP20. This award represents a transition from two unique programs (OVC & HIV care) in past years to one integrated program to serve families living with HIV who are newly diagnosed, at high risk of default or do not achieve viral suppression.
The main purpose 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 2020. HIV mitigation services for vulnerable children will focus on case discovery and linkage to HIV treatment among undiagnosed children living with HIV, on achieving better health outcomes through HIV viral load suppression, and establishing interpersonal, family, and community norms to achieve HIV and violence prevention (9 to 14-year-old children).