June 1, 2019

“The NALA training woke me up,” commented Priest Hawas Gebremichael. “Before the training, I understood that my own personal hygiene was important, but the training paved the way for me to think about the importance of hygiene and sanitation for all the people in my ch...

March 18, 2019

We are very happy to announce the addition of four new directors to the NALA Board: Einav Levy, Yonat Liss, Margalit Lorber and Reut Barak Weekes. They will join our long standing directors, Roni Akele and Galia Sabar, in guiding NALA's work in the coming years. 

We wou...

March 17, 2019

Hadas Hamerovv, NALA’s engineer has been working on ways to improve basic latrines in rural Ethiopia using inexpensive local materials. Our health education programs and messaging help explain why using latrines will lower disease prevalence in their community but if t...

December 4, 2018

Lotte Bengal, our newest volunteer, is currently in Mekelle to follow up on NALA's former project there. From 2009 to 2014, NALA led a community-based NTD prevention program in Mekelle together with the Tigray Regional Health Bureau and the Organization for Social Serv...

November 1, 2018

As the school year starts in Ethiopia, NALA staff and volunteers have been eagerly preparing to work  directly with more than 100 schools serving 79,000 students in Adwa, Dembia, and Bench Maji Zone. In addition, NALA educational materials will be used by our partners...

October 1, 2018

The 9th annual Neglected Tropical Disease NGO Network (NNN) conference took place from September 24-26 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with more than 450 registrants from across the globe taking part. This year's theme was "Reaching the Last Billion: Setting BEST in Motion"an...

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...

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