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Thursday, February 11 • 08:30 - 12:00
Field Trip with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health FULL

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During this field trip hosted by the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health, participants will hear about DKT Ethiopia's Higher Education Institutes (HEI) Initiative and visit the Wegen AIDS Talkline.

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About the Wegen AIDS Talkline
Individuals can call Wegen AIDS Talkline at "952" to access free and anonymous HIV/AIDS information, counseling and referrals. Dissemination of information through the talkline equip individuals with the necessary knowledge to protect themselves from HIV, practice positive living if already HIV positive, encourage greater uptake of HIV counseling and testing, and support Ethiopians access and adhere to antiretroviral therapy. The referral component enables individuals to maneuver through the complex network of HIV/AIDS service providers and access the necessary information, care and support services they need. By providing ongoing counseling services, Wegen creates an enabling environment for those infected and affected by the virus to come to terms with it, manage undue stress, find ongoing support through referrals and improve their overall emotional well-being.

About DKT Ethiopia's Higher Education Institutes (HEI) Initiative
The Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) Initiative is DKT/E's set of sexual and reproductive health activities targeting university students in Ethiopia. Launched in 2009, HEI is DKT/E's response to university students' heightened vulnerability to HIV and unwanted pregnancy. HEI is perhaps best known for its behavior change communication activities and social media website - Temarinet.com - one of the largest social networking platforms in Ethiopia specifically targeted towards university and college students.

Thursday February 11, 2016 08:30 - 12:00 EAT
Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health