About Us

The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (JHU.CCP) Ethiopia, is an Ethiopian Resident Charity registered with the Charities and Societies Agency as a Country Office of CCP, within the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Ethiopia Program started with focus on multifaceted response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Since establishment, JHU.CCP Ethiopia has primarily focused on providing technical assistance to the Federal and Regional HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Offices (HAPCO) primarily under its flagship institution, National AIDS Resource Center (NARC).

 

narcNARC, based in Addis Ababa, was launched in December of 2002 and served as Ethiopia’s Premier source of HIV/AIDS information and a hub for a host of user-driven resources and services, such as a comprehensive multimedia reference collection, high-speed computer terminals with Internet access, audiovisual equipment, databases of information pertaining to HIV/AIDS, and a toll-free HIV/AIDS telephone hotline. In addition to its user driven services, NARC supported local partners in developing strategic, targeted behavior change communication (BCC) tools and approaches. Through both its user services and BCC activities, NARC strived to build the capacity of its partners, with a particular emphasis on Federal and Regional HAPCOs.Presently, JHU.CCP is transitioning from NARC services to focus on strategic heath communication capacity Building and technical support in Ethiopia, focusing on broader health services including HIV/AIDS prevention.

 

Presently, JHU.CCP is transitioning from NARC services to focus on strategic heath communication capacity Building and technical support in Ethiopia, focusing on broader health services including HIV/AIDS prevention.

 

Our major donors at various times included the United States Agency for International Development, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Global Fund, UNICEF, DFID, and more.

 

Vision
JHU.CCP – Ethiopia will be a leading center for social and behavior change communication that saves lives, enhances well-being and facilitates social change in Ethiopia.

 

Mission
JHU.CCP – Ethiopia will work with partners and stakeholders to:Carry

  • Carry out culturally relevant, quality research-based health communication interventions.
  • Build SBCC capacity and advance the field of health communication in Ethiopia.
  • Use knowledge management to assess impact and disseminate lessons learned from Ethiopia, the region and the world.