HIV/AIDS Prevention and CM Office Directorate

                                                                   Mizan Tepi University
                                       HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control mainstreaming Office
The vision of the HIV/AIDS mainstreaming Office is to see MTU community free of HIV/ AIDS & sexually transmitted infections.

The mission of the HIV/AIDS mainstreaming Office is to support students, employee and surrounding community by providing standardized, effective and sustainable HIV/AIDS prevention and control services through education, and partnership and evidence based interventions.

1. To Produce HIV Free, healthy and educated community
2. To Generate Citizen who live and let live the other

 To mitigate new infection and epidemic of HIV/AIDS and sexual transmitted infections. i.e To achieve the zero (“ZERO NEW HIV INFECTIONS, ZERO DISCRIMINATION & ZERO AIDS RELATED DEATHS).

1. Students, Academic and administration staffs
2.  Surrounding communities 

Main intervention areas:
1.  Establishment of AIDS Resource Centres (ARCs) and train anti-AIDS Club (AAC) members on leadership/club management and HIV related issues.
2.  Advocate for the incorporation of HIV and STI material into academic curriculum and research initiatives.
3.  Awareness creation training on HIV/AIDS and reproductive health
4.  Condom promotion and distribution
5.  VCT services
  Care and support for OVC (Orphan vulnerable children), PLWHA
7.  Counseling service
8.  Youth friendly service
9.  Peer education
10.  Life skill training
11.  ART (anti-retro viral therapy) referral linkage
12.  BCC (Behavioral change communication)
13.  IEC (Information education communication)
14.  STIs (sexually transmitted infections) screening and treatment
15.  HIV/AIDS risk and impact assessments etc…

MTU HIV/AIDS mainstreaming Office is committed to deliver the services to students, employee and to surrounding community. Thus, MTU have social responsibility to prevent, mitigate and manage the effect of HIV/AIDS epidemic through all aspects of its core operations of teaching, learning, and research and community engagement.

Education sector is among those affected by the emergence of HIV/AIDS. The epidemic has led to illness and death among staffs and students. Education is also at the center of HIV/AIDS response. Underscoring this link, the education sector policy and strategy on HIV/AIDS spells out that HIV/AIDS not only affects quality of education but also reduces the number of teachers, students and other staffs and diverts resources in the sector.  With this respect studies showed that universities are high risk institutions for transmission of HIV/AIDS for several reasons, including behavioral, social and economic factors. 

Contact address of the officer
Name: Ayalew Jejaw
Mobile:- 0910208492

Mr Ayalew Jejaw(Director )
"Light In Green Valley!"