June 18, 2020

A core value of NALA is innovation, and we strive to find novel and effective strategies to prevent disease and inspire change.

Hand-washing: We built locally-designed and locally-constructed hand-washing stations in five cities. These stations are operated by foot, r...

June 7, 2020

I was born and grew up in Adigrat town, and then I studied English at Jimma University. After graduation, I became a teacher in Adwa, where while working on projects with Peace Corps volunteers, I first came into contact with NALA.
 
With a quick response by our commun...

I work in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety at Gondar University. My background is in basic science, environmental health science and public health. My participation in various community service initiatives brought me into contact with...

March 15, 2020

With the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19 around the globe, the WHO has called for a renewed emphasis on personal hygiene for health. Most infectious diseases are spread by touch, including many of the diseases that NALA targets. Hand-washing with soap is the first...

March 1, 2020

In 2015, NALA won a grant from the Gates Foundation to implement its unique behavior change program in Adwa in northern Ethiopia. The program aimed to eliminate intestinal parasites in Adwa though intensive outreach to schools and community groups. 

As the program ent...

February 1, 2020

On January 30, NALA joined the first global call to action for World NTD Day. This inaugural day was announced by the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi at the Reaching the Last Mile Forum in November, leading to a worldwide contest that awarded micro-grants to NGOs as a...

December 17, 2019

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Your donation can support our innovative work in schools and communities at risk for poverty-related diseases, such as intestinal worms and blinding trachoma. One of our successful pilots from last year was an early childh...

November 14, 2019

The Noble Prize in Economics went this year to a team of three researchers who investigated ways to alleviate poverty among the poorest populations. Their research, focusing heavily on education and health issues, pinpointed deworming school children as a cost-effectiv...

September 1, 2019

NALA has joined the Super School of Five, a collaborative project that sees school children as change agents to increase face and handwashing behaviors. The main focus of this project is to address malnutrition and stunting in line with the Ministry of Education’s Scho...

July 1, 2019

Marcus Perkins, a professional photographer known for his humanitarian focus, was contracted by Merck to photo document the activities of our joint project in Bench Maji. He spent two weeks traveling through the zone together with NALA staff members to visit sites and...

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