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NAPHAD Overview


Network of Charitable Associations of HIV Positives for Health and Development (NAPHAD) is an indigenous non-profit making civil society organization established by 37 HIV positive associations with the support of Amhara region HAPCO and Action Aid Ethiopia on April 8, 2005 following the impacts of HIV/AIDS on people living with HIV/AIDS and the communities in Amhara region . NAP+ has been re-registered as Ethiopian Residents Charities Consortium on June 09, 2011 by FDRE Charities & Societies Agency with reference number 2348 which is renewed and valid until July 10, 2020.

Currently, it has more than 163 member PLHIV associations representing a total of 56,443 (37,323 females) PLHIVs and 9,073 HIV positive OVCs (4,719 females) who are the active participant and members of the associations in the uphill fight of HIV/AIDS from all parts of Amhara Region. NAP+ promotes greater involvement of people living with HIV positives (GIPA) by representing PLHIV constituencies and actively participating in the multi- sectoral response to HIV/AIDS.

The major program areas of NAPHAD are:

  • Nutrition
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH)
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  • Livelihood
  • Gender
  • Environment
  • Capacity Building
  • Advocacy

Objectives of the network

  • Strengthening the technical, finance, material and human development capacities of member PLHIV Associations
  • Organizing experience sharing, skill, and ideas among Associations
  • Coordinating HIV/AIDS prevention & control efforts of individual PLHIV Associations
  • Advance ethical and professional standardization of PLHIV Association’s activities
  • Representing PLHIV Associations in solving their economical & social problems through communicating and  advocating the issue with concerned parties
  • Motivating & supporting PLHIV Associations efforts

Organizational Strategies

  • Enhance the capacity of PLHIV network Associations, government agencies, CSOs and key stakeholders in order to foster a more enabling environment.
  • Encourage and support meaningful involvement of PLHIV in implementing innovative responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
  • Develop vital relationships and partnerships with a broad spectrum of like-minded actor to coordinate efforts in support of sustainable livelihoods of PLHIV.
  • Undertake rigorous resource mobilization and equitable allocation of resources to ensure broad reach and sustainability of HIV/AIDS initiatives.
  • Meaningful engagement of the Network and its members in policy dialogue, advocacy and action research.
  • Establish a strong database management system for documenting, harvesting and disseminating critical HIV/AIDS data, knowledge, lessons learned and best practices.
  • Implement and utilize a results-base Monitoring and Evaluation System
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