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Ohio State University Visited Mary Joy

Ohio State University delegates unveiled their interest to partnership: The Ohio State University (OSU) delegates visited Mary Joy Development Association on December 9, 2012. The delegates encompass OSU’s professors, Deans and researchers. The visit was aimed to establish partnership between MJDA and OSU on community health outreach program, volunteer mobilization and in-service training programs. The delegates visited the MJDA medical center’s activities and integrated community development programs as well as discussion has been held among the team members and MJDA’s management on the focus of the partnership and sustainability of MJDA’s health programs. The visitors were accompanied by Professor Tirusew Tefera (Dean, College of Education and Behavioral Studies, Addis Ababa University) and Dr. Mekasha Kassaye (Assistant Professor in English Language Pedagogy and Higher Education Policy and Management) and Ethiopian Medical Student Association’s Executives.

Volunteers Recognition

On the 4th of February 2012, MJDA organized a Volunteers Recognition Event to publically recognize the contribution of 200 volunteers who have been actively participating during the last 5 years to achieve the organization’s objectives.

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HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Support:

MJDA works towards preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS, mitigating and alleviating the impacts of HIV/AIDS on the target communities with special focus on infected and affected members of the community both through service delivery and advocacy work.

HIV&AIDS Prevention:

In order to curb the transmission and spread of HIV virus one of the program under implementation by Mary Joy is prevention. This prevention program includes Information Education and Communication / Behavior Change Communication [IEC/BCC], Voluntary Counseling and testing [VCT], Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission [PMTCT], Condom Promotion and distribution, sexually transmitted infection/STI/ management, organizing and strengthening Anti- AIDS Clubs.

Preparing Families for Transition:

In order to succeed the family heritage and history, Mary Joy works with respective family members the arrangement of succession planning, memory book preparation, will make…etc.

Extending Parent Child Relationship:

So as to improve the quality of life of the People living With HIV&AIDS, Mary Joy provides Home Based Care Service, Nutritional and Psycho-Social support; create access to ARV, Promotion of Positive living, treatment of Opportunistic infections, monthly allowance for bedridden patients.

Ensuring Children's Future:

Inrder to enable vulnerable children to lead a better life in future, such services are being given by Mary Joy: Nutritional and Psycho-social support, personal development and life skill training, monthly cash transfer, provision of casual cloth, arrangement of recreation and entertainment events and programs.
Ensuring Children's Future: In order to enable vulnerable children to lead a better life in future, such services are being given by Mary Joy: Nutritional and Psycho-social support, personal development and life skill training, monthly cash transfer, provision of casual cloth.