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 enters its 5th and final year, disease prevalence in schools has dropped more than 75%! In addition, overall WASH conditions have improved dramatically since project initiation. More schools now have access to water, latrines, and cleaning services. The goal of the project's final year is to fully hand over the responsibilities to the community and government.