September 8, 2018

Dear NALA community and friends,

My name is Yirga Gebregziaber and I am NALA's strategic advisor. I live in Mekelle and also am in charge of Organization for Social Services, Health and Development ( OSSHD) Tigray Branch.
In 2008, I began working with NALA. I had met Pr...

June 1, 2018

NALA conducted a training for teachers directed towards educating children on how to avoid contracting neglected tropical diseases such as trachoma, schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminthes. The two day seminar was held in Bero, in the Bench Maji zone, with over...

May 7, 2018

One of NALA's goals is to expand to working in additional countries that are struggling to combat Neglected Tropical Disease. Ran Gidor, the Israeli  Ambassador to Cameroon initiated contact between NALA and key officials in Cameroon, and was instrumental in helping or...

May 5, 2018

In early May the NALA team made a trip to Amhara region to visit the NALA- JDC Dembia project together with Sir Trevor Pears, Executive Chair of the Pears Foundation and Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, the director of JHub.

The Dembia project targeting five villages incl...

May 4, 2018

Between the 1st and the 3rd of May 2018, the Office of the President of Israel in a partnership with the Society for International Development Israel – SID, held an event in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia that marked an historic visit by President Rivlin to the country. The foc...

February 4, 2018

Rural and marginalized populations that have the least access to sustainable, adequate and affordable water supply and sanitation services also bear the highest burden of Neglected Tropical Disease. Until now the governmental WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and he...

January 4, 2018

A new program is being piloted in Tigray region focusing on Trachoma health education for children below six years of age. Health interventions are currently geared primarily toward school aged children; but given that children age 1-9 are at highest risk for the early...

December 13, 2017

The official launch of the NALA –Merck- Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) Collaboration took place on December 13 in the presence of the Israeli Ambassador, NALA’s collaborating partners in Ethiopia and representatives from the World Health Organization (WHO)...

September 13, 2017

Dear NALA community and friends,

The New Year is a time for us to reflect on what we have accomplished, and look ahead to coming challenges.
This has been a significant year for NALA, and for me personally.  This year demonstrated the feasibility and acceptance of our l...

July 18, 2017

We are proud to announce that the next stage of the national project - intense health education and community mobilization support in Ethiopia’s toughest disease hotspots - will be launched this month with the generous support of Merck. Merck's vision is to discover, d...

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