WAD 2014

News from U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa 03 December 2014
In commemoration of World AIDS Awareness Day 2014 and International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the U.S. Embassy, in collaboration with the Higher Education Institutes’ (HEIs) Partnership sub-Forum against HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia, organized a Panel Discussion on December 2, 2014, at the Embassy premises.

The discussion focused on identifying major challenges that put economically disadvantaged female students in HEIs at risk for HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, compounded by the limited access to reproductive health information for those students and others with disabilities. In addition, the occasion created an opportunity to explore best practices documented at public and private universities in Addis Ababa and how to contextualize and replicate the best practices into other HEIs in the country. What needs to be done for HEIs students to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS?