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ACT started in 2002 as an HIV/AIDS project, caring for families impacted by the disease.  Today, ACT still cares for many HIV+ people, but also responds to other public health problems and diseases, like tuberculosis and cervical cancer.  ACT works to strengthen the public health system and partners closely with the health centers in the communities where we work.  ACT monitors the health of the people in the project and ensures that all of its interventions are high impact.
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Every family in Ethiopia ACT is enrolled in the government's Community-Based Health Insurance program.  When the health system isn't able to provide the care needed, ACT steps in and makes sure that quality care is provided.

1,355

Individuals Receiving Healthcare Support

2,402

Families Served Since 2002

348

HIV+ Individuals Receiving Care

Genet

Simultaneously diagnosed with Pulmonary Tuberculosis and HIV with no understanding of her disease, how to take her medicine, or what her future would look like. Genet was in constant fear of death, until Ethiopia ACT stepped in!

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