Our featured projects
Strengthening response to HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB, and malnutrition
PATH is strengthening the capacity of the Ethiopian government, civil society organizations, and community health workers to address some of the country’s most pressing health issues, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis (TB). Our projects include:
Ethiopia Community Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (C-PMTCT)
This five-year project, led by IntraHealth and funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), aims to increase the use of services to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV and to improve follow-up of cases. The project assists the Government of Ethiopia and its partners in developing, testing, and rolling out a sustainable, integrated community health model rooted in Ethiopia’s setting and circumstances. We provide expertise in infant feeding, nutrition, newborn care, and survival as well as lead implementation of innovative technologies for preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV and improving maternal and child health services.
The Malaria Control and Evaluation Partnership in Africa (MACEPA)
The MACEPA program at PATH is a leader in the fight against malaria, working side-by-side with country partners in Africa to rapidly deliver lifesaving tools like insecticide-treated bednets, new diagnostics, and effective medicines. Countries using this approach to malaria prevention—called scale-up for impact—have seen dramatic reductions in malaria infections in a short period of time. In Ethiopia, we’re supporting the development of a national plan for maintaining high intervention coverage and reducing malaria transmission. We’re also strengthening the country’s ability to assure adequate and sustained program funding and to monitor and evaluate program performance.
Strengthening Communities’ Responses to HIV/AIDS (SCRHA)
PATH is working with civil society organizations so they are better able to offer Ethiopians high-quality interventions that reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS. The SCRHA project’s goal is to provide community-based care and support, HIV counseling and testing, prevention services, and economic strengthening support for individuals and their families who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. Coordinating our work with regional and federal offices of the Ministry of Health and the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control agency, we make grants to civil society organizations across the country. The project is part of the USAID AIDS Support and Technical Resources (AIDSTAR) contract and is implemented in partnership with the International Training Center & Education Center for Health, Westat, and International Relief and Development.
Help Ethiopia Address the Low TB Performance Project (HEAL TB)
The HEAL TB project, led by Management Sciences for Health and funded by USAID, assists the Ethiopian government and targeted regions to improve, expand, and sustain tuberculosis services. The project provides support for leadership and management, lab and diagnostic capacity, development of health workers’ skills, drug supply management, recording and reporting, referral linkages, and community TB awareness and infection control. We work closely with the Amhara and Oromia Regional Health Bureaus on the implementation of community-based TB care, engaging the private sector, scaling up multidrug-resistant tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment, improving specimen transport, and phasing in zonal action plans for advocacy, communication, and social mobilization.