Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Sub-Saharan Africa with a total of 93.9 million. And the report from PEPFAR in Ethiopia state that there are 671,941 people living with HIV (PLHI V) in Ethiopia (ARC, 2017). Of this population 415,622 (62%) are women and 109,133 are children under 14 years of age. The national adult prevalence is estimated to be 1.1%, with the prevalence among women age 15-49 slightly higher at 1.4% and men age 15-49 slightly lower at 0.7%.
Lack of parental care and support exposes as well as appropriate community level care services the children causes increased vulnerability, such as food insecurity and chronic malnutrition, lack of protection, shelter, psychosocial support, education, and physical and sexual abuse. Children on the move due to parental loss, family breakdown or escaping early marriage often migrate alone to urban areas with greatly increased odds of vulnerability.
The project activities will be accomplished in different levelt o the standard interventions based on the Government of Ethiopia National StandardizedService Delivery Guidelines for OVC Care and Support Programand Vulnerable Children Program Guideline for United States Government In-country Staffs and Implementing Partners (2006). In this context, we are also classified the service provision levels in to three, namely services provided at child level (for those children under 12)
OVC have access to adequate food to eat regularly for active and healthy life. OVC have access to appropriate health services as needed. OVC develop personal and psychosocial strengths, self-esteem & skills of mitigating challenges of life. OVC are enrolled, regularly attend and complete a minimum of primary education.Adolescents and households caring for OVC have additional and diversified sources ofincome.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).