Background: In 2016 there were an estimated 748,933 people living with HIV including 78,834 children in Ethiopia. The total estimated new HIV infections were 21, 565. Out of these 2,212 were children below 15 years of age. The adult ART coverage by the end of 2015 was 61.6% and 27.3% for children. New HIV infections among young adults (15-24 years) have been on.
The increase, with Ethiopia contributing 10% of the estimated 120,000 adolescent HIV related deaths globally. This is the highest from any single country, and a re Section of the gap in the provision of quality adolescent HIV services.
As part of a regional effort to address poor coverage of quality HIV services for children and adolescents, the African Network for the Care of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS (ANECCA) initiated a regional project aimed at improving the coverage and quality of HIV care, treatment and support for children and adolescents living with HIV in seven sub-Saharan African countries including Ethiopia. This report presents the findings of one of the components of this project – the assessment of the training needs and mentorship approaches among health care workers caring for children and adolescents living with HIV.