endTB in Ethiopia

Implementing partner: Partners In Health

Site: Bishoftu Hospital (Adama)

Ethiopia has prioritized TB control as one of the major public health programs in its health sector development plan. Ethiopia has a high TB, HIV, and MDR-TB burden, with annual estimates of all forms of TB incidence of 182 cases per 100,000 people, and a 8% HIV co-infection rate among TB patients. 

In 2005, a drug resistance survey found an MDR-TB prevalence of 2.7% among new TB patients and 14% among previously treated TB patients. MDR-TB patients are treated in 13 referral and 19 ambulatory sites. For the 557 MDR/RR-TB cases started on second-line treatment in 2014, treatment success rate reached 70%

endTB welcomes UNITAID’s Grant extension

26 September 2018

Boston/Paris/Dubai, September 26, 2018. Partners In Health (PIH), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and Interactive Research & Development (IRD) welcome Unitaid’s commitment to ending Tuberculosis, by investing an additional $21 million in the endTB project.

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