Reach Ethiopia

4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research was held in Vancouver convention center, Canada from 14-18 Nov 2017 on the title of abstract

Data collection training was given on October, 7-8/2016 at Yirgalem town. More than 120 participants were trained; and they all are directly involved in data and sample collection procedure.
Participants of training: data collectors 76 HEWs, 38 health professionals from 36 kebeles and 1 district TB focal, 1 district office head, Reach Ethiopia staff (facilitator) and supervisors were involved. The training was well organized, participatory, learning and received well by audiences. Read more

The REACHOUT consortium meeting was held from 7th-16th October and was hosted by the Eijkman Institute in Cianjur, Indonesia.

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1st International Symposium of CHWs was held in Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda from 21st-23rd February 2017 on title of abstract

  1. Factors influencing the motivation of HEWs inSidama Zone Southern Ethiopia
  2. Perception and experience of supportive supervision as quality improvement intervention to improve the performance of health extension workers on maternal health in Sidama Zone, South Ethiopia.

The catchment-based review meeting was held in eHealth Project implementation areas from March 23/2017 upto March 29/2017

The review meeting was held because of the following reseaons

  • To discuss on encountered challenges
  • To review project performance in each district
  • To provide solution on technically unsolved issues at field level
  • To establish and have common understanding among all actors on the implementation and performance of each project;
  • To draw lessons on effective Resource utilization, handling and importance of concerted efforts
  • To encourage field level staffs

During the review meeting the following participants were present

    • District Health office officials and experts
    • District OoFED officials and experts
    • HCs staffs
    • HEWs
    • District supervisors of Reach Ethiopia
    • Reach Ethiopia zonal coordinators
    • Reach staff from the HQs

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WAVE V Stop TB supported Project launching

Towards a community test and treat strategy for TB in Ethiopia Project was launched in three different implementation areas Wendo genet, Shashemene Zuria & Kofele districts in August 2nd, August 4th, and September 5th, 2017. During the launching session, Various stakeholders MoH at all levels, BoFED, Zonal and woreda, donors, NGOs, Religious Organizations, Health Facilities, Media and staffs were present.
Objectives of kick-off meeting are

  1. To stimulate interest and understanding of the project to ensure the involvement of government at all levels, the involvement and NTP, partners, influential and religious leaders as well as the HEWs and the field team
  2. To create an opportunity whereby health and financial policy makers at district, zone and region level are engaged and to involve other relevant stakeholder to discuss on the cooperation expected throughout program implementation;
  3. To engage donors in the process and update them on the level of integration between project implementing organization and government relevant authorities as well as the community;
  4. To start documenting on the process leading to the programmer implementation;

REACH Ethiopia Received 2014 Kochon Prize award

Dr.Daniel Accepted the 2014 Stop TB Kochon Prize on behalf of REACH Ethiopia at the WHO global TB symposium on Tuesday,28 October KimDoo Hyun of the Kochon foundation and Lucica Ditiu of STOP TB Partnership presented the $65000 award

New Delhi, India Received The 2017 Kochon Prize award

was awarded on Tuesday, 13 March to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for building a tradition of excellence in TB research and development. The 2017 Prize celebrated those who have been pushing scientific boundaries to improve the lives of people affected by TB.

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USAID Challenge TB/ KNCV Granted

Project is launched on May 26, 2018
To further strengthening the effort and to the achievement of the optimum result, REACH Ethiopia has continued Searching for possibilities of winning projects. As the result of such relentless effort, the organization has won a new project that focuses on “Strengthening contact investigation through health system intervention in selected districts of Sidama Zone (Shebedino, Boricha and Hawassa Zuria) in southern Ethiopia”.

World TB Day March 24, 2020

Yesterday was #WorldTBDay but the fight goes on year-round. We are pleased to announce a new $1 million USAID tuberculosis project led by REACH Ethiopia, which will build upon two decades of U.S.-Ethiopia partnership to fight TB. Under this project, we will work closely with the Ministry of Health, city governments, local partners, and health workers to find and refer undiagnosed TB patients in urban settings in an effort to ultimately save many more lives in our journey to #EndTB once and for all.


Project launching
USAID Urban TB LON project was launched virtually on Tuesday, September 29, 2020.
REACH-Ethiopia and its Consortium implement Urban TB Local Organizations Network (LON) project.
Urban TB LON has been awarded to REACH-Ethiopia by The United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project aims to strengthen the community contribution on TB case detection in the three Urban Settings: Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa and Harari Region. Moreover, Urban TB LON project’s additional aim is to strengthen the capacity of Local/Civil Society Organizations on TB Programming and create enabling environment in supporting Ending TB efforts of the Ethiopian government.
The project launching event commenced with an announcement of the agendas for the sessions by REACH-Ethiopia/Urban TB LON’s Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization advisor Birhane Tadesse. After a welcoming speech by Mr. Gemeda Bora, the Executive Director of REACH-Ethiopia the participants introduced themselves. Through the moderation of Dr. Anteneh kassa, USAID Development Program Specialist, Dr. Yewulsew kassie, Senior Infectious Disease Advisor and Activity officer Representative (AOR gave a key note speech explaining USAID’s intervention on reducing TB in high burden countries like Ethiopia. He also requested for thorough and kind support from the government in the process of realizing this vision and building the capacity of local organizations to sustain the impact.
Then, Mrs. Hiwot Solomon from Ministry of Health, Director of Disease Prevention and Control, gave an opening remark followed by Dr. Getachew’s Wondimagegn, USAID Urban TB LON project manager detailed project description. On his presentation, Dr Getachew conveyed who the implementing partners are; the intervention setting, objective of the project, expected outcomes and innovations to follow in the era of COVID-19. Though, the project run a bit late, Dr. Getachew emphasized that with the support of the strong team in the project and with kind cooperation form main stakeholders, the project is envisioning to achieve its target and so much more.

Orientation for REACH Ethiopia Staffs

REACH Ethiopia provided orientation for USAID ETBE project staffs which conducted in March 11-12/2021 in collaboration with MSH. Orientation stayed for 2 days as continued from launching session of March 11/2021. The aims of Project orientation meeting were to create awareness and common understanding among project staffs regarding project implementation.

Integrated refresher training for HEWs on community TB
In collaboration with RHB and Woreda Health office the project starting IRT for HEWs on community TB. Up to date training completed in three woreda and the remaining woredas are on progress. Total participants were from 3 woreda 16 Primary Health care unit and 62 health posts (Male 37 Female 134 total 171). Participants were mainly HEWs and TB focals. Training was conducted friendly with covid-19 prevention activities. The training was facilitated by REACH Ethiopia staffs, MSH, Regional health bureau and District Health office.

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