3.1 Million Birr Project Proposal was Approved for PMTCT Program

EMRDA secured fund form Interact World Wide UK, after the project proposal for extension was approved. The project focused on Prevention Of Mother To Child Transmission (PMTCT) thorough community mobilization and enhanced awareness, demand for & use of PMTCT and other sexual reproductive health services for 13,667 women and young girls in Amhara & SNNPR regions of  7 districts. Dessie, Kombolch, Kalu, kemisa, Artuma, Hossana and Alaba district. The total amount of grant secured for the project period amounts to £ 116, 000 equivalents to ETB 3,132,000.00 for three years project.MOU agreement is to be signed early December 2011.

The overall project goal is to contribute to the reduction in the number of children born HIV positive and the success of this objective will be measured against the number of children born HIV negative from mothers living with HIV.