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Network of Charitable Associations of HIV Positives for Health and Development (NAPHAD) was established on April 8, 2005 as Network of Charitable Societies of HIV Positives Associations in Amhara (NAP+) following the impacts of HIV/ADIS on PLHIVs, families of PLHIVs, OVCs and the community of Amhara region at large. NAPHAD legally registered as a local NGO in 2005 by the Regional Justice Office and re-registered in June 2011 by the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Charities and Societies Agency as Ethiopia Residents Charity Consortium under licence number 2348. In accordance with organizations of civil societies proclamation No.1113/2019, NAPHAD again re-registered by the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Agency for Civil Society Organizations under licence number 2348 on 22/07/2019 as a local organization.

NAPHAD, as a regional umbrella network having 160 member PLHIV Associations with about 60,000 registered PLHIVs of whom 72% are females. It is a learning organization which has been taking lessons from its past achievements and limitations to broaden its areas of intervention, program type, geographical coverage and fund base. To this regard, it has made paradigm shift from HIV/AIDS focused programmatic areas into health and development intervention.  Currently, NAPHAD is being engaged in six pillars programmatic areas: Health (HIV/ADIS, Nutrition, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Hygiene and Sanitation), Environmental Protection, Gender and Youth Empowerment, Capacity Building, Advocacy and Partnership and Livelihood Improvement.   Our guided principles are accountablity, transparency, inclusiveness, gender sensitivity, participation and engagement including multi-sectoralsim.

The network has led its program activities with strategic plan, which in turn governed by annual plan for implementation. Currently, it is implementing the second five-years strategic plan (2015-2019) to execute ground level HIV/AIDS prevention together with its members and partners in many ways which include creating good working environment, developing feasible project proposals for fund raising, exchanging information, provision of trainings (for PLHIV, OVC  and families) on HIV/AIDS lobbing , life skill, psycho-social support, positive living with HIV/AIDS, ART adherence counseling, IGA, leadership, HBC/palliative care, and others in order to improve the ongoing trends on the fight  against HIV/AIDS. During this period, NAPHAD implemented and managed various HIV/AIDS prevention and mitigation projects in partnership with the government and other non-governmental organizations including communities.  Due to the current conducive environment for local organization, NAPHAD made programictic shift from HIV/AIDS focused thematic areas to health and development interventions and it is ready to prepare its third round strategic plan.

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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