President Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Through PEPFAR, the USG supports a comprehensive package of services to detect, initiate, and suppress the virus in the remaining people living with HIV; as well as to support strengthening laboratory systems, strategic information collection including health management information systems (HMIS), and supply chain management. PEPFAR supported activities are implemented by USAID, HHS/CDC, and DOD with a budget $115 million for FY20, and $109 million planned for FY21. The policy and programmatic progress seen in Ethiopia shows the government’s commitment to reach epidemic control. As part of the partnership agenda PEPFAR collaborate with civil society organizations (CSOs) and key stakeholders such as UNAIDS the Global Fund, and WHO to promote the PEPFAR programs’ focuses to strengthening systems, monitor the epidemic, improve service delivery models, and ensure program sustainability.

From its inception through March 2020, in Ethiopia, PEPFAR has supported provision of lifesaving Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) for 474,532 men, women and children which is 98% of the national ART coverage. PEPFAR provided voluntary medical male circumcision for nearly 150,000 allowing more than 1 million pregnant women to receive HIV testing and counseling and 2 million orphans and vulnerable children and their caregivers to receive care and support in Ethiopia.