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Background

Mahibere Hiwot for Social Development (MSD) was established in 1999 as an Anti-AIDS youth club in Gondar town by few volunteer youth who were concerned and hence aspired to contribute their part in the national effort to combat the spread of the epidemic. It is this strong motive of the youth accompanied with their strong commitment which helped MSD to register as a formal association in March 2002 by Gondar Administration Justice Department.  Two years from then, in July 2004,  MSD has been registered as a local NGO by the Ministry of Justice followed by re-registration as an Ethiopian Resident Charity with a name 'Mahibere Hiwot Reproductive Health and Social Development Organization' in 2009 by the Civil Society Agency

MSD is not–for–profit non–partisan local NGO and works very closely with the poor local community. Since November 2012 the organization has re-named as Mahibere Hiwot for Social Development (MSD).

Vision

To see healthy and productive community that actively participates in the socio – economic development of the country.

Mission

The Mission of MSD is  creating healthy and productive society in collaboration with development actors to eradicate poverty through HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support to Orphans & Vulnerable Children and People Living with HIV/AIDS, providing reproductive health services, promoting maternal and child health, contributing for appropriate level of nutrition, livelihood and Sanitation, and ensuring Environmental conservation and rehabilitation.

Main Intervention Areas

  • Youth and Child Development
  • Sexual Reproductive Health and Family Planning
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Targeted HIV Prevention, Care and Support
  • Nutrition, Livelihood and Sanitation
  • Environmental Conservation and Rehabilitation


Partnership

MSD has established effective partnership with different NGOs, CBOs and government offices such as Women, Children and Youth Affairs Offices, Education Offices, Health Offices and HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Coordination Offices etc. at all operational areas.

In addition, MSD has been working with following International partners/Donors;

  • Pathfinder International Ethiopia,
  • World Food Program,
  • NASTAD,
  • Ipas Ethiopia,
  • PSI Ethiopia,
  • Family Health International-Ethiopia
  • Pact Ethiopia,
  • UNICEF
  • UNICEF & UNFPA /NORAD joint fund/
  • CSSP/British Council
  • GEF/UNDP
  • Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TDH.NL)
  • Save the Children International
  • Simien Mountains Mobile Medical Service (SMMMS)

Project Offices

  1. Gondar, kebele 10 and kebele 20 (Azezo Area),
  2. Bahir Dar, Kebele 02 at Bahir Dar DIC
  3. Dabat, at Dabat youth center
  4. Debark, at kebele 01 administration office
  5. Matema, at Metema DIC
  6. Gendawuha, at ACSI building
  7. Koladiba, at woreda administration office
  8. Chilga, at woreda health office
  9. Quara, at woreda health office

Staffing

In the above mentioned offices, MSD deploys about 90 permanent staffs and more than 1500 volunteers, in its operation areas to realize its mission and objectives.

Governance Structure

MSD is organized in three tiers that consist of the General Assembly, Board of Management, and the Secretariat (Head Office). The General Assembly is the decision making body.  Both the General Assembly and the Board of Directors meet on regular basis and discuss issues that affect the operation of the organization.  They have clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities and MSD’s mission, core values, goals and strategies. All annual and quarterly plans and reports are submitted to pertinent stakeholders in time and auditing is done by authenticated audit firm annually.

Affiliation/Membership

Mahibere Hiwot for Social Development is member of :

  • Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Association (CCRDA) and
  • Consortium of Reproductive Health Association (CORHA) at the national level and
  • The regional Reproductive Health networks at the regional level, of the Amhara Regional State

Current Address

1. Head Office

Addis Ababa, Bole Sub City, Gereji Around Imperial Hotel, Behind Sami Building

Tel: +251-118-699419/6626196

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Website:www.mahiberehiwot.org

2. Amhara Region Office

Bahir Dar, kebele 16, Behind Regional Telecommunication Main office

Tel: +251-582-2221586/87

P.O. Box:1599

Fax: +251-582-2221587

The Mission is creating healthy and productive society in collaboration with development actors to eradicate poverty through HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support to Orphans & Vulnerable Children and People Living with HIV/AIDS, providing reproductive health services, promoting maternal and child health, contributing for appropriate level of nutrition, livelihood and Sanitation, and ensuring Environmental conservation and rehabilitation.

 

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