How do period supplies change lives?

In Ethiopia 1 in 4 girls reports missing days of school during her period.  In some situations this can be as much as four days in every month.  This leads to poor school performance and increases the likelihood of dropping out prior to graduation.  Lack of access to menstrual supplies and clean and safe water and sanitation…

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Community Led Monitoring

Universal free testing and treatment for HIV/AIDS is available in Ethiopia through a partnership between PEPFAR and the government health system.  Community Led Monitoring, CLM, serves to improve the availability, accessibility and delivery of this care through direct observation and provision of feedback at the local level.  In September of 2022 ACT received grant funding…

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How do we do Healthcare?

We are often asked “Is Ethiopia ACT a clinic or a hospital? Do we have clinicians on staff? What is the role of short-term medical teams? How do we provide care?” Ethiopia ACT provides very little direct medical care but instead employs a support model, following closely with beneficiaries to provide the basic physical, financial…

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ACT Founder’s Story

“When I die, I want to make sure my children will be taken care of and that I will have a proper burial.” When ACT started in 2002, before any treatment for HIV was available, this was the answer Andy and Bev Warren often got when they asked someone dying of HIV/AIDS what they needed…

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Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You

Dear Friends, I started brushing my dog’s teeth this year.  We both enjoy this equally, which means not much.  Today, while I knelt on the bathroom floor struggling to force the toothbrush between the dog’s clenched teeth, I wondered, “Why am I doing this?”  Have I lost my mind?  Is it because I love the dog? …

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