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Girls Support Project

GIRLS SUPPORT program is one of HDAMA main activities. The program
focuses only on girls who are brilliant and have no supporter to continue their
high school education.

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The motive force for the establishment of HDAMA
is the epidemic caused by this Anopheles mosquito
that cause a huge disaster to Ethiopian community
specially for the inhabitants of Gojjam which was
known as low land areas.

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Tobacco control

Ethiopia is being a target for tobacco companies seeking
new markets for products that are both addictive and deadly.
Action has been needed to ensure that tobacco use rates decline.
injected humour, or randomised words which...

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Orphan Support Program

The Canadian organization named as Alberta People to
People HIVAIDS Support Society (APPHASS) is one of our
permanent partners in supporting Orphan children.
Mrs Rani Hussein , chair of the Society standing in the
picture among the children and their foster parents has
a Great Heart.

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Merit Initiative

This picture shows one of the conferences organized
in Addis Ababa. The main actors were the Columbia
University International Research Institute for Climate
and Society.

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Adolescent-Youth- Gender-based Violence and Sexual Reproductive Health

HDAMA implemented the Sexual Reproductive Health and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Management Project in collaboration with UNFPA to contribute towards empowering vulnerable groups to exercise their human rights including SRHR free from violence, exploitation, and discrimination by reaching women and youth with comprehensive information and services.

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Humanitarian supportsupport

HDAMA is implementing this project with support from its members and volunteers,
in addition to resources obtained from various organizations and individuals.

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Welcome To HDAMA.

Health, Development and Anti-Malaria Association (HDAMA) is a Civil Society Organization which was first established on August 23, 1998, by Volunteers who were deeply concerned about the increasing problem of malaria and its high morbidity and mortality in Ethiopia. The Association has been re-registered and accorded legal personality with Registry Number 0419 on 16/05/2019 as a local organization in accordance with Civil Society Organizations Proclamation No. 1113/2019.

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28 Jun 2024

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08 Jun 2024

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Contribute to malaria prevention and control

•The Health Development and Anti-malaria Association has saved the lives of thousands of people from malaria and mobilized key stakeholders and the community to curb malaria mortality and mortality. •The organization has urged concerned parties to accept and pay attention to the fact that malaria is the number one killer disease. •The Health Development and Anti-Malaria Association initiated the use of the health development army and 1 to 5 structures as a forum for discussing issues such as Malaria prevention and control. •HDAMA has also done substantial work using the school-based ‘peer to peer’ approach to establish other Anti-Malaria clubs and mini-media to support their development and outreach activities to primary school students. • Malaria outbreak forecasting has been successfully carried out in collaboration with the Amhara Regional Health Bureau, Bahir Dar University, and South Dakota University.


Frequently Asked Questions.

Malaria is a disease caused by a plasmodium parasite, transmitted by the bite of infected Anopheles

Yes, but it should not be. It is a curable disease. It is is a killer disease if the patient could not go
immediately the symptoms are manifested.

A tourist travelling to malarious areas is advised to take protective drugs before, during and after
their trip. The drugs should be ordered by the physicians.

Mss Maria Abdulkadir, the Wife of the Hon. Dr Abere Mihretie, when they were discussing on
the devastating Malaria burden, Maria did not like her husband blames the government for doing
nothing. Instead, she asked him what he did to his people. He immediately thought of doing
something. He then started meeting with friends and relative. We can thus call the initiators are
Maria and Abere.

In the last week of June 1998, Abere Mihretie met with Dr Yilkal Adamu, Mr Esayaas Tesfaw,
Dr Ayana Yeneabat, Mr Yigremew Adal, Mr Mekonnen Gebeyehu, Ato Mahtsentu Feleke, Mr
Getaneh Anteneh and share with them the idea of doing something to curb the epidemic and stop
killing people. So these people are the founders of Anti Malaria Association.

HDAMA has been first established following its driving idea to curb malaria epidemic. So its
established name was Anti Malaria Association (AMA). This name has been widely known.

AMA started following an integrated approach. As its focus was communicable diseases, it took
Malaria prevention and control, HIV/AIDS prevention and control, Environmental Health and
Orphan Vulnerable children care and support. Raising fund from local resources came a big
problem. Forced to look for international donors, started submitting proposals. The name did not
go with its focus areas. Completely changing the name was not accepted by the members.
Putting Health and Development as a prefix, came an appropriate major.

The first name Anti Malaria Association has been given by Dr Ayana Yeneabat and the prefix by
Hon, Dr Abere Mihretie

As it is a membership based Association, an Executive board is mandatory. The first three-year
structure had fully voluntary 14 Executive Board and 7 executive committee members. The
Executive Board members were
1. Mr Abraham Workneh (chairperson)
2. Dr Desta ALamairew
3. Dr Shibabaw Yimenu
4. Dr Bayou Chanie
5. Dr Abraham Asnake
6. Mr Mahtsentu Feleke
7. Mr Mekonnen Workie
8. Mr Shibabaw Wolle
9. Mr Simachew Mekonnen
10. Mr Ayalew Melesse
11. Mr Dilnesaw Zewdie
12. Mr Gashie Hibstie
13. Mr Tsega Kumlachew
14. Mr Getachew Desta
The Exectuve members were
1. Hon, Dr Abere Mihretie (chairperson)
2. Mr Getaneh Anteneh
3. Mr Essayas Tesfaw
4. Sister Lemlem Belay
5. Mr Tenaw Andualem
6. Dr Ayana Yeneabat
7. Mr Mekonnen Gebeyehu

Among the huge achievements in the 22 years journey, the following are the best ones
1. Malaria
a. Identifying the problem of the devastating malaria problem and take the proper
b. Saving over 180,000 estimated lives
c. Creating a new approach to prevent and control malaria by involving the
d. Community conversation
e. School Peer education
f. Community based approach
a. Sex workers peer education program
b. School peer education program
c. Industry workers peer education program

d. OVC care and support
3. Environmental health
a. Clean water provisions
b. Foot bridge constructions
c. Pit latrine constructions
d. Biogas constructions
4. Girls education support
5. Youth center and library constructions

It is in Ethiopia. The fund and the donors interest can limit the specific implementation areas.
HDAMA has been implementing different project in whole regions of Ethiopian like Malaria
awareness program, Climate and Health, Swim for Malaria and Guinee Warm. Orphans support
are in Amhara and Addis Ababa. Malaria SBCC, and SRH projects


We have worked in close cooperation with the Health, Development, and Anti-Malaria Association and had success stories. We want to congratulate HDAMA, in the name of the leaders of our Society, its Staff Members, the cancer patients, and their families, on the celebration of the 25th Jubilee of its Anniversary and express our pleasure thereof. We are fully confident that in the future too we will work hand in hand to assist our people to fight non-transmissible diseases and will thus contribute to making our country a better place to live and work.
Wondu Bekele
Executive Director, MWECS
2003 was the year when the government declared a national malaria outbreak, and in this connection, a lot of people were highly affected in the Amhara region, including close family members of Hon Dr. Abere, where many died from the toll of malaria. At the time I met him, my attention was more on HIV/AIDS-related problems during that specific period. I recall that when he came to my office, he was stricken with the agony of the impact of the malaria upsurge, and he was shouting and seeking immediate support to curb the prevailing grim situation. I dare to say that Hon Dr. Abere won my concern to at least hear and feel his pain about malaria. Though I am a senior public health professional, I was completely immersed in the battle against HIV/AIDS and had no clue about malaria and its consequences, as a result, I did not share Hon Dr. Abere’s grievances and responded immediately.
Dr.Agonafer Tekalegn
Country Director, Malaria Consortium
In 2004, Ato Tsehay Mulualem, the Chairman of the Wereda Committee of Anti- Malaria Association (now Health and Anti-Malaria Association (HDAMA) - I mention his name wherever I go because I am indebted to him for life – came to me and said: “AMA is selecting orphan girls to take them in a hostel and provide them with full support so that they can complete their education; I suggest that you come and register.” I could not believe my ears. Leaving my hometown, my brother, My grandmother was not easy for me; nevertheless, though with some remorse, I immediately went and registered. Registering required various criteria including outstanding academic results and good conduct. I was very anxious about the possibility of not being selected because there were many to apply. I was finally selected, and what a relief! I ran, panting, to announce the good news to my brother and my grandmother. I was the only one from Debre Elias; there were nine other girls from other villages. We were taken to a house called Debre Marcos Girls’ Hostel on October 24, 2004, to Debre Marcos.
Wubegzar Alemayehu
Staff (Cashier at HDAMA)


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