Reach Ethiopia

Enhancing the capacity of private healthcare workers to provide quality diagnostic and treatment service for TB patients is vital

Basic National Comprehensive TB, TB/HIV & DR-TB training for private healthcare workers conducted for five days from May 10 – 14 ,2022 at IVY Hotel, Bishoftu. USAID Urban TB LON Project / REACH Ethiopia organized the training in collaboration with Addis Ababa City Administration Health Bureau.

This training package was developed based on the national guidelines for clinical and programmatic management of TB, DR-TB, and TB/HIV. The overall goal of the training was to enable clinical providers attain the knowledge and skills required to provide quality diagnostic and treatment services to patients suffering from TB, DR-TB and TB/HIV.

At the end, the trainees were certified for successful completion of the training by Tirunesh Beijing General Hospital CPD centre under AACAHB.

Human rights and gender related barriers to TB services launching workshop

REACH Ethiopia signed agreement with Ministry of Health National TB Program through the support of the GlobalFund as a Sub-recipient (SR) to achieve the objective of removing human rights and gender related barriers to TB services by Community Mobilization and Advocacy interventions.

In line with this, on May 13, 2022, REACH Ethiopia in collaboration with Ministry of Health launched “Removing human rights and gender related barriers to TB services” project at IVY Hotel, Bishoftu. Representatives from Ministry of Health, TB Survivor Associations, CSOs, media and different stakeholders attended the launching workshop. It was conveyed that improving community awareness and health care worker attitude on stigma, discrimination and gender is the main objective of the project and will significantly contribute towards the end TB goal by improving access to TB services.

REACH Ethiopia Staff Semi-Annual Review meeting

REACH Ethiopia conducted Semi-Annual review meeting of USAID Urban TB LON Project from May 4 – 5, 2022 @ Dire Hotel, Adama. The purpose of the meeting was to retain learning in the implementation process, share experiences and identify areas requiring especial emphases for a better performance.

During the meeting, updates on the overall Urban TB LON Project Performance, Technical support updates: plans for the coming quarter, challenges and future directions were discussed. Sub-city coordinators of Addis Ababa and regional coordinator for Harar and Diredawa presented their respective activities and shared their experience for the plenary. Outstanding success stories were shared by the project team and anticipated potential risks were discussed for possible mitigation plan.

About Us

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.

Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia