The Preventive Care Package (PCP) intervention aims to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia, improve the quality of life of PLHIV, their families, and the community through sustainable, comprehensive, and coordinated evidence-based interventions.
The Preventive Care Package (PCP) is a patient‐managed, home‐based care system that empowers HIV‐positive people to avert opportunistic infections, delay the progression of HIV to AIDS and prevent transmission of HIV to others, ultimately living a healthier life with dignity. In Ethiopia, the PCP was launched in 2007/8 by USAID in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Population Services International (PSI) Ethiopia. It was distributed through health centers and hospitals in the four larger regions of the country and one City Administration: Tigray, Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR and Addis Ababa City Administration. The preventive care package kit includes: male condoms, LLITN, water purifier (wuha-agar), water container, soap, and de-worming drugs.
As a continuation of the previous program, the World Vision led consortium (World Vision, Tulane University, and NEP+) was awarded funding to support the program. The current preventive care package includes provision of: male condoms, LLITN, water purifier (wuha- agar), water container, soap, de-worming tablets, IEC materials and ORS as well as community based general education and adherence counseling by community PCP workers. The aim of the second phase of PCP program is to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia and improve the quality of life of PLHIV, their families, and the community through sustainable, comprehensive and coordinated evidence-based interventions. The current PCP program is implemented in the four bigger regions (Tigray, Amhara, Oromia and SNNPR) and two city administrations (Addis Ababa and Dire-Dawa) where more than 94% of PLHIVs live in the country.