Recognition

HDAMA participated in many local and international meetings, trainings and workshops and earned awards and recognitions and certificate of appreciation from USAIDS for participating in the hands up for HIVPREVENTATION campaign, Tana awards for making heath awareness and volunteer for in environmental development, ANRS (The Amhara National Regional State) for the performance and contribution for the improvement of health promotion, preventation and control strategy in the region, Oromia health bureau Jimma town, for outstanding assistance in the fight against malaria in Ethiopia. And many others.


Success stories
Malaria

Huge number of females, youth, civil servants, “Idir” members, agriculture extension workers, religious leaders, religious students(Yekolotemariwoch), and the like have participated in the awareness creation campaigns.

Inhabitants of 420 kebeles in 39 woredas have developed awareness through community conversation and protected from malaria epidemics.


For 3 consecutive years high school volunteer students were trained and deployed to their village to raise awareness level of their parents, relative and neighbors on malaria.

Extension workers, religious leaders and students (Yekolo temari) have participated in the awareness creation on malaria.



To bring behavioral change on use of nests to prevent and control malaria a door to door awareness creation was conducted.

Thousands of bulletins, booklets, brochures and leaflets have been distributed through out the country.


Deployed 30 medical professionals at the early times of the epidemic. 180,000 individuals got medical treatment.

Disseminated a huge number of anti-malaria drugs.


Extension workers, religious leaders and students (Yekolo temari) have participated in the awareness creation on malaria.

29 educative films on malaria by involving local film and made them available for the urban and rural community.


Undertake literature competition among high school students for malaria awareness creation.

We had conducted research on the demand and usage of mosquito net, malaria epidemic on Ethiopia.


HIV/AIDS

We had given support to 70 adolescent female orphans of which are attending their University Degree courses and some are already graduated in Diploma & degree.

More than 8,000 commercial sex workers where educated to know their health status and to protect themselves and the general public from risky activities.


Educative films involving local amateur film actors and made them available to be shown to the urban and rural community.

Materials like booklets, brochures, magazines on HIV were distributed throughout the country.


3011 educational Audiocassettes and 190 video films were distributed.


health

Create awareness of leishmaniasis disease burden and means of prevention among and built the capacity of communication office and mass media agency by providing materials that are crucial in information recording the storage for media advocacy in Amhara region.

Create awareness of guinea warm disease and leshimaniasis means of transmission and prevention on Medias and throughout the country.


Medical equipments and furniture has been provided for 5 hospitals and many other health institutions.

Participated in different international meetings, trainings on ‘climate and health.’ Such as MERIT, climate matters on health and others.


In collaboration with Rotary Club 212 children with cleft lip and palate have been given repair surgeries.

Create awareness on community personal hygiene.


Built health center at Bahirdar town.


Construction

Pit latrines in nine churches and two schools were constructed. Due to the education provided on a door to door basis, about 2000 households got their own pit latrines.

36 hand dug wells, 4 spring developments were constructed in seven districts /woredas( Bure, Jabi’tenan, Dembecha, Machakel, Gozamen, Basoliben, and Awobel).


4 foot bridges in “Dembecha” and “Machakel” districts/woredas have been constructed. By now they are open to public use and become all season bridges.

Two youth centers in Dangla and Dembecha districts were constructed


Social support

Electronic materials for school mini media and district/ Woredas that are important for educating the mass.

With the aim of development and health education “Idirs” have been reorganized through 34 AMA committees in 34 districts/woredas by modifying their bylaws.


literature competition have been undertaking among students in 60 High schools in creating awareness for the students and community as well.

We had also used religious and public gatherings, and “idirs” as an opportunity to reach and educate the mass.


All graduated females got job and 4 of them are by now are working with HDAMA.

HDAMA has created job opportunities. By now, it has more than 60 employees.

OVC supports

Built girls group home at Debremarkos since 1997 E.C the girl’s group home has been accepting orphans. Since them till now 5 rounds o first round 10 girl’s all graduated in certificate, diploma, degree 1- master’s degree,1-doctreate degree and 5 married and have children all of them are working on their profession. And the second round 7 girls were accepted and 5 graduated and 2 married and have children.

198 adolescent orphans has taken vocational training on metal works, masonry and other income generating activities by their own request. After the training they were supplied with finance, and construction and metal work machineries.


More than 916 orphaned children are supported through fostering program.

More than 1162 children supported for and of which 42 are orphans.


Giving school materials, clothing and support to orphans.

currently building other home for additional girls group home.

230 orphan were organized and engaged on vegetable farming.

Supporting orphans through foster care in Addis Ababa


Education

Films written and played by the amateur artists from the area communities.

Literature competition within students and religious leaders.


Peer education in school and with sex workers.

Questions/answers in school


Community conversation.

Drama play in schools


CAPACITY BUILDING

Materials supported to Hospitals and health centers, Mini media support, Mass media support, Woreda support