FAYYAA Integrated Development Organization

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 7 information provision centers (IPCs) renovated/constructed in 7 towns of Oromiya, region; Burayu, Holeta,Ginchi, Ambo, Gedo, Nekemte and Gimbi in partnership with TransAction: HIV prevention program and towns’ administration.


 

  2013 World AIDS day and TransACTION:
HIV prevention and care services for at risk mobile population program’s result dissemination event conducted in Ambo Town in December 11, 2013. During the ceremony different activities like mass mobilization, IE/BCC material dissemination, focused outreach VCT, panel discussion and experience sharing events were carried out. Moreover, on the day a documentary film, and a song in Amharic and Oromiffa languages has been prepared and presented which advocates for the ‘three zeros’ motto of  25th world AIDS day.  Hear and download the song. 

 

  FIDO has opened the 4th branch office in Yirgachefe, SNNPR. FIDO already has 3 branch offices in Jimma, Mizan and Ghimbi.

 

   FIDO has been awarded as 2nd best performing partner in Yekokeb Berhan program for highly vulnerable children program for its successful implemtation program in 21 towns of Oromiya and SNNP regions.

 

Yekokeb Berhan program for Highly vulnrble children has awarded 8 of FIDO’s community committees as model community. These model communities are Bullehora, Yabello, Gimbi, Dembidolo, Adiokaka, Tepi and Bonga, Mettu, communities.

 

        TransACTION: prevention and care services for at risk mobile population (MARPS) program closed out in February 28, 2014. The program was implemented since December 2012 with a total project cost of 22,906,050.83 birr funded by USAID through Save the Children International. The program had operated in 12 towns in Oromia and reached 75000 beneficiaries.

 

 

  2014 annual General Assembly meeting Conducted in January 30, 2014 at FIDO head office. On the meeting, 2013 annual audit report presented by the audit firm to the assembly and approved.

 

  2014 plan has been approved by the general assembly and board of directors. The total approved budget for the year is ETB 26,090,000.35 for existing projects/programs.

 

  Independent M&E unit organized under the program department. The department is lead by a manager and has 5 officers. Program reporting and data flow map has been formulated.

 

Gender, child protection and Inclusion policies developed and approved by the board of directors.

  CSSP prisons Basic Health Improvement program launched in February 2014 with the presence of CSSP head, Oromiya BoFED, Health, Prisons administration commission, heads of 10 prisons and representatives of local 10 implementing partners. FIDO is a lead partner for CSSP this program and has 10 peer partners implementing the program in Ambo, Fiche, Mettu, Bale Robe, Yabello, Zuway, Nekemitte, Dembidolo, Agaro and Jimma.


 

FIDO has got approval from the donor to implement Prisons basic health improvement program in Bedele prison.  

 

 

 Third round organizational capacity assessment conducted by Boston University and improvements observed.

 

  1. CSSP/FIDO conducted ToT and refresher training on HIV/AIDS prevention and care, TB, malaria, personal hygiene, and addiction and counseling for social workers and health officers of the 10 prisons, 10 local implanting partners, and health service providers’ (health centers and hospitals) representatives of the 10 intervention towns

    Training on TB for Prison and Referral Health Facility Officers

     

    1. FIDO MULU HIV prevention Jimma Drop in center has got license from Jimma Zone Health office for HCT service provision in the center. 183 female sex workers (FSWs) have gained services in just the first month. Drop in centers are also to be opened in Ambo and Mizan Teferi towns.

     

    1. Annual all staff meeting conducted in Adama German Hotel, Adama from September 8 -9, 2014. Total of 91 employees attended (female 32 and male 59). Child protection, Gender, and Inclusion policies of the organization introduced and all staff signed. Programs/projects were reviewed. Best performing employees awarded.

     

    FIDO HOSTED NPI PROJECT CLOSEOUT

    • Fayyaa Integrated Development Organization was officially closed a $9 million USAID/NCMI awarded PEPFAR NEW PARTNERS INITIATIVE program called New Partners Initiative (NPI) project working on HIV/AIDS prevention, care for orphans and vulnerable children, and palliative care projects in Ethiopia.
    • This close-out event was held on September 22, 2011 at the Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa in the presence of distinguished guests of honors, His Excellency Girma W/Giorgis, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia delegate, Mr. Assefa Kesito and USAID Mission Director, Thomas Staal.
    • During this closeout ceremony presentations were made focusing on major achievements and outcomes of these projects.
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    • Short video developed focusing on best practices and project outcomes of FIDO’s current projects was also presented.
    • Reflections were also made on project accomplishments with key partners and stakeholders invited from three regional states of the country namely Oromia, SNNPR and Somali regions.

     

    1.1 Few tips of the New Partner Initiatives Project

    • FDIO/NCMI had been implementing this project since July 2007 with the main objective of preventing new infections and scaling up care and support for PLHIV and OVCs in Oromia, SNNPR and Somali regions
    • Abstinence and be faithful (AB)/MARPs, palliative care, and OVC projects are the three components of the project
    • The project had benefitted 5,100 Orphans and Vulnerable Children and also addressed 250,000 youth and married couples with “AB” prevention messages. Similarly, 1,500 people living with HIV/AIDS were also benefitted through a comprehensive care and support interventions.

     

    Events and News on Presidential Malaria Initiatives/Malaria Community Program

     

     Review Meeting

    • FIDO also hosted a one day PMI/MCP Program review meeting with the objective of making reflections on the implementation and achievements of the program at Adama and Jimma towns.
    • The meeting was held in the presence of invited key partners and stakeholders including representatives from different community groups such as Faith and Community Based Organization leaders, Community Health Workers, Health Extension Workers, School teachers and students.
    • Similarly, officials and delegates from Zonal and Woreda health bureaus, Malaria focal persons and local administrators who have been directly or indirectly involved in the implementation of the program were also attended the meeting.
    • During the meeting, annual MCP project performances, results obtained, opportunities and challenges were presented and thorough discussions were made and the participants forwarded invaluable comments.
    • FIDO believes that the feedback obtained has been of a paramount importance in the upcoming program planning and implementations.
    • Furthermore, volunteer community groups and school anti-malaria clubs also presented dramas on different key malaria messages and the show was highly appreciated by malaria experts coming from regional and zonal health bureaus.

     

    Few tips on PMI/MCP Project:

    • This project, Malaria Community Program, is a directly accessed USAID/PMI funded $1.5 million budget project being implemented since April 2009 in seven 15 highly Malarious districts of of Jimma, East Showa and Illu Aba Bora zones of Oromiya regional state.
    • Capacity building of Community/Faith Based Organizations on malaria prevention and control strategies, strengthening school based malaria programs, providing trainings for health professionals working in private and public facilities on Malaria diagnosis and Case management, Malaria and HIV/AIDS integration activities are major activities being under way in all project districts.
    • Increased demand for malaria services and commodities, improved acceptance of IRS, Improved LLINS/ITNs use among the most vulnerable groups like pregnant women, Children under five, People Living with HIV, Improved treatment with ACTs within 24 hours of onset of symptoms, Improved sense of ownership of the MCP by the community, Improved community involvement in malaria control and education programs as well as Increased stockholders collaborations are notable results obtained through this program.

     Malaria Operational Team (MOP) Field visits

    • FIDO hosted Malaria Operational Team (MOP) from PMI Washington and CDC Atlanta
    • The team in collaboration with in-country USAID/PMI team visited FIDO’s MCP activities at Omo Nada district, Gudeta Bula kebele.
    • The team had very fruitful discussions with trained volunteers from CBOs and FBOS particularly on community based IEC/BCC strategies and activities being underway in the project kebeles.
    • The team also visited selected model households who are successfully implementing the four doable malaria prevention and control actions as well as those actively engaged in community based educations.