Ethiopia: Mearege and the Korem Mother Mentors: Video

Ethiopia: Mearege and the Korem Mother Mentors: Video

When Mearege gets really sick, her husband leaves town. Bedridden and in the care of her parents, Mearege gets tested and learns she--and her daugther--are HIV-positive. Through the support of mother mentors, trained by the Ethiopia Network for HIV/AIDS Treatment, Care and Support Program (ENHAT-CS), Mearege finds solace, guidance, and healing -- and decides to have another child.

Mearege is one of many HIV-positive women in Ethiopia whose lives have been transformed, with the support of ENHAT-CS. Says Mearege:

I was able to have a healthy child because I followed up with the mentor mothers and applied their teaching...

Presented by ENHAT-CS in partnership with the National Network of Positive Women Ethiopians, this video is made possible by the generous support of the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH), ENHAT-CS supported the Government of Ethiopia's development of a comprehensive, country-owned system for HIV care and treatment.

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Video credits

Gebre Mekonnen, Care and Support Coordinator; Meaza Kassaye, Mother Support Capacity Building Officer; Tadesse Ashenafi, Care and Support Mentor; and:

  • Drivers: Tariku Tsegaye, Mezbege Abera.
  • Camera: Samson Challa, Samuel Abeba.
  • Sound: Abel A/Silassie.
  • Lighting: Solomon Asrat.
  • Reporter: Metassebya Legesse.
  • Film Editor: Tomas Mohammed, Semagngeta Aychiluhem.
  • Production:  Samrach Film Production.
  • Producer: Genaye Eshetu.
  • Executive Producer: ENHAT-CS with support by Bud Crandall.
  • Director: Samson Challa.