Eliminate Tuberculosis from Ethiopia
The five-year, USAID-funded Eliminate Tuberculosis from Ethiopia (ETBE) project builds on MSH’s contributions to Ethiopia’s TB control efforts for the past 15 years. Collaborating with longtime partner KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation and three local partners, Amhara Development Association (ADA), Oromia Development Association (ODA), and REACH Ethiopia, MSH will work to reduce TB incidence and mortality by engaging public and private sector players to improve the quality and sustainability of TB services in Ethiopia.
The MSH team will support cost-effective strategies to:
Boost the health care system in both the public and private sectors to increase access to early TB diagnosis and treatment and to alleviate unnecessary costs for patients
Support the government of Ethiopia to target case detection based on prevalence, introduce highly sensitive and specific diagnostic and screening tools, and boost prevention and treatment for latent TB infection
Emphasize country ownership and sustainability, working with the Ethiopian government to more effectively mobilize and use domestic resources and to implement, manage, and report on all programmatic activities.
ETBE will also engage communities, civil society organizations, and other private partners at the local level in TB prevention and control.