Coalition Partners of USAID Urban TB LON Project conducted a meeting to discuss the current performance of the project, bottlenecks encountered and possible solutions to address the issues. As part of the WTB2021 commemoration, community level awareness creation and screening will be conducted in the next two weeks and responsibilities were assigned to each coalition partners to successfully implement these activities.
Project Launching and Awareness Creation meeting
Project launching workshop was conducted in March 11/2021 at Hawassa town in the presence of all relevant stakeholders. Invited participants from Sidama Regional health bureau, SNNP Regional health bureau, Hadiya Zone health department, All 20 project implementing woreda health office, MSH head office and regional office staffs, REACH Ethiopia head office, regional and woreda staff attended the meeting.
The objective of the launching and awareness creation meeting
- To formally announce the commencement of the project implementation.
- To create common understanding and awareness of the project to ensure the involvement of government at all levels and share responsibilities among stake holders.
- To discuss on the cooperation expected throughout project implementation.
At the start of meeting Mr. Meseret Aseffa, REACH Ethiopia Executive Director opened the meeting through a welcome notice to all the participants. Also, he extended thanks to the project donors and presented brief overview about project. Then Mr. Zerihun Bariso, Sidama Regional State Health Bureau, Disease prevention and health promotion Directorate Director was invited for opening remark. He was presented opening remark and appreciated project and donors for working on TB. Finally he said that “we all together will achieve project and we are really happy by a project which applied at a root level for a remote community”. The next to that Different presenters were took a stage according to project launching agenda and presented on project activities.
TB mass screening and social mobilization campaign done by REACH Ethiopia for the celebration of WORLD TB DAY in all sub cities of Addis Ababa . on March 24, 2021
Open Data Kit (ODK) electronic data capture tool training was given for REACH Ethiopia staffs on March 20/2021 at Nexus Hotel.The use of electronic data collection will improve the timeliness and quality of the data collected for USAID Urban TB LON project
The Wave 9 call for proposals was launched in January 2021 and received almost 300 applications from 24 countries all over the world with a total funding request of USD 145 million. All completed submissions were reviewed by an independent Proposal Review Committee (PRC), who selected 48 applicants to be invited to submit a more in-depth stage 2 proposal. These applications underwent another round of diligent review by the PRC. overall, 11 proposals from 8 countries were recommended for funding, and REACH Ethiopia become one of TB REACH Wave 9 Grantees from ''The Improving treatment adherence and outcomes project category.''
USAID URBAN TB LON
Felege Yordanos is one of the public primary schools in Kirkos sub-city where above 1500 students are enrolled from KG to 8th grade. REACH Ethiopia /USAID Urban TB LON project team has visited this school today and run awareness creation session with the students during their break time. The team had interactive conversation with the students and also distributed 1000 brochures to be shared with their peers. In June 14, 2021
Joint Review meeting organized by REACH Ethiopia/USAID Urban TB LON Project in collaboration with Addis Ababa city Administration Health Bureau was held today on Hillside Hotel Adama, Ethiopia.In June 12, 2021
REACH Ethiopia is sub-grantee for USAID Eliminate TB project of MSH, which is implemented at Sidama Region and SNNPR, Hadiya zone with an objective of improving community contribution through strengthening community structures (HEWs & WDAs) ,the health system referral and linkage to result in reduced incidence and mortality of Tuberculosis. To achieve the above aim IRT (Integrated Refresher Training) was conducted for HEWs at 10 Woredas in Sidama Region and 10 woredas in Hadiya zone of SNNPR.