MARCH Outcome Evaluation
avoiding HIV/AIDS compared to those at baseline grossly indicates the presence of a temporal trend in the knowledge and awareness in relation to HIV/AIDS in the general population, irrespective of the MARCH intervention. However, it may well be that those respondents who did not participate in the MARCH had exposed to some of the intervention messages by way of discussing with friends and family members that were participating in the MARCH (i.e. “contamination effect”). Thus, it is possible that the non-exposed individuals residing within the catchments’ areas of the MARCH intervention may have better knowledge than the other population residing outside the catchments’ area. Since this evaluation did not involve appropriate control group, it is difficult to tease out the “contamination” effect of the MARCH intervention.
Figure 1 Baseline-outcome comparison of the reporting of ways of avoiding HIV/AIDS (Figure 1a; comparing proportions and Figure 1b comparing mean numbers of correct preventive methods), Addis Ababa, MARCH outcome survey, May-June 2005
Addis Ababa and West Hararghe