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 192 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. As of June 2014, 1,539 MDR-TB patients have accessed treatment, and the country achieved a cumulative 74% treatment success rate for the 528 patients whose final outcome was reported.