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Title: Role of Faith Based organizations in Combating HIV and AIDS Epidemic in Addis Ababa: Case Study of Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church
Authors: Abebaye, Hailu
Advisors: Professor Sandhya Joshi
Keywords: social works
Copyright: Jun-2006
Date Added: 3-May-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: The emergence of HIV/AIDS epidemic has brought multi faceted challenges among the entire nations across the world. Particularly, it has affecting the developing countries human and material resources with retarded socio economic growth. In Ethiopia millions are infected and affected and suffering with result of huge impacts. This study tries to see the role of Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) played in fighting against HIV/AIDS in Addis Ababa. It focuses on case study of Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church (EKHC) MEDAN ACTS Addis Ababa HIV/AIDS project in Kirkos sub-city. The study set out objectives and used qualitative methods and selected 25 samples using random sampling technique among 250 beneficiaries. The data sources are interview of beneficiaries, key informants interview of church leaders, Junior Secondary Schools directors, Iddir leaders, project manager and senior project staffs like IGA officer. The thesis examines the involvement of FBOs in the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS in the past decades. Few literatures indicated that major religions organizations have played positive role in fighting HIV/AIDS including EKHC. EKHC has various departments working on different development issues including prevention and control of HIV/AIDS. Under EKHC intervention of HIV/ AIDS program indicate that the church has big share to combat HIV/AIDS. The thesis found that the majority of the respondents faced different challenges such as stigma, shelter problem, shortage of food and lack of medical treatment. Thus, the findings insist to give recommendations to service providers, humanitarian organizations, FBOs, policy makers and other associations working on HIV/AIDS to be involved actively in bringing effective and better performance to fight HIV/AIDS epidemic.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2362
Appears in:Thesis - Social Work

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