REACH Ethiopia and Organic Healthcare Services charity signed sub-grant agreement on community level Urban TB Local Organization Network Project with the objective of strengthen the sub grantee’s capacity and to exercise working in partnership among local organizations to contribute for the national #END TB goal.
The agreement is undertaken today February 22, 2022 @ IVY Hotel Bishoftu, for the implementation of #USAID Urban TB Local Organization Networks (LON) Project for community Level activity.
#Organic Healthcare Services is an Ethiopian resident’s charity and one of the organization under the USAID Urban TB Lon Project that receive organizational capacity development support by #REACH Ethiopia. The organization will engaged in community-based TB case notification, community sensitization and mobilization and contact tracing activities at the community level in collaboration with other #three local organizations: namely Zero TB Ethiopia Group, TB affected Voice and National Eliminate TB in Addis Abeba, Dire-Dawa and Harari region of project implementation sites.
A two day home based Drug Resistance Tuberculosis (DR-TB) treatment adherence and care training for community volunteers &DR-TB survivors was organized by REACH Ethiopia / Stop TB Partnership –TB REACH Wave-9 project in collaboration with Addis Ababa City administration Health Bureau. The training was conducted from17-18January 2022 at ALERT training centre, Addis Ababa Ethiopia.The training was opened officially by REACH Ethiopia Executive Director, Mr. Meseret Aseffa who introduced the participant about REACH Ethiopia and Wave-9 Project. The ultimate goal of the training was to establish peer to peer supported home based care (including treatment, health education and psycho social counseling) by DR-TB survivor volunteers. Accordingly the training modules focused on knowledge and skill transferring to capacitate the community volunteer to give the home based treatment support.
The REACH Ethiopia Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH wave 9 projects implemented in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and is designed to implement Differentiated Service Delivery approach to improve DR-TB Treatment outcome and quality of life of DR-TB patients.
REACH Ethiopia grew out of a TB project that started in 2010. This project introduced an innovative community package that engaged health extension workers (HEWs) to increase TB case detection and treatment adherence.