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Providing health-related information

One of the AEHHPS missions is to spread health-related information among Ethiopians residing in Sweden with primary objectives:

    • To increase knowledge and awareness of HIV/AIDS and STD among Ethiopians in Sweden,
    • Devise strategies and specific activities that will allow Ethiopians in Sweden to meaningfully contribute their time, energy and financial support to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia.
    • Organize events and creative ways geared towards raising funds for education and prevention of HIV/AIDS.
    • To encourage the formation of "anti-AIDS circles" within the different Ethiopian groupings and
    • Provide assistant to HIV/AIDS combating NGOs, in proposal writing and in search of funding sources.
    • Provide assistant to HIV/AIDS combating NGOs, in proposal writing and in search of funding sources.

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Attending a seminar on HIV/AIDS conducted by AEHHPS in Stockholm.

The activity of AEHHPS in Sweden is primarily focused on information and educational campaigns on HIV/AIDS. AEHHPS has been calling repeatedly meetings of the Ethiopian community and informed about the current HIV/AIDS situation among Ethiopians. Educational information (oral and written) on the nature HIV/AIDS, risk factors and its prevention methods has been given in the language that most Ethiopians understand. Attempts were made and efforts will continue to inform the community through the different local Ethiopian Radio and TV stations found in Stockholm and Gothenburg. AEHHPS did also promote it's information and educational campaigns on HIV/AIDS, on the effect HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia and on the alarming situation prevailed in the country to various public gatherings that are organized by any Ethiopian groupings. Furthermore, progress reports from our HIV/AIDS project in Ethiopia have been presented to the different Ethiopian groupings to keep the issue of HIV/AIDS alive.

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AEHHPS campaign against HIV/AIDS during the Ethiopians sport festival in Stockholm (July 2000).

Collaboration with Diaspora Assocciations and groups

Attempts were made and efforts will continue to inform the community through the different local Ethiopian Radio and TV stations found in Stockholm and Gothenburg. AEHHPS did also promote it's information and educational campaigns on HIV/AIDS, on the effect HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia and on the alarming situation prevailed in the country to various public gatherings that are organized by any Ethiopian groupings. Furthermore, progress reports from our HIV/AIDS project in Ethiopia have been presented to the different Ethiopian groupings to keep the issue of HIV/AIDS alive.

AEHHPS is open for collaboration with all existing Ethiopian Diaspora Assocciations and groups working on similar goals i.e. on prevention of HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia. Therefore, AEHHPS made a call for collaboration believing that collaboration with Diaspora associations that are committed with the fight against HIV/AIDS could boost activities that can avert the situation of HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia and in the continent in general.