The IGA firm was visited by TB REACH external review consultants.

The Donors Visited Our Company In Person

“For the past five days, Dr. Miranda Brouwer, Consultant of the External Review Unit, and Dr. Beatrice Kirubi, Technical officer , TB REACH from  Geneva, Switzerland, visited our progress on the income-generating activity and gave us incredible appreciation. They also provided valuable comments and ideas for improving our patient-centered approach.

We were encouraged by their visit from Geneva and their personal inspection of our company. They expressed the opinion that we should reach more people and expand our factory operations. During their visit, they engaged in discussions with both the employees and beneficiaries of the factory, both individually and collectively.

We would like to express our gratitude to Stop TB Partnership and REACH Ethiopia for their assistance with technical support and project donations for Wave-9.”

October 8 /2022

The opening ceremony of the Bright IGA program was held at the factory.

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“Opening Ceremony Of income Generating Activity”

“Good news, as a starting point, we have created income-generating activities including food, shelter, and employment opportunities for  DR-TB patients in a standard compound in the Tafo area.”

“The company that we announced has already started preparing semi-foods and entered the market, as well as supporting the TB patients with our supplementary food product. Our plan is to reach more than 18,000 people nationwide.”

“This initiative is funded by the TB REACH WAVE-9 project and is managed by Organic Health Care (DR-TB Survivors organization) in partnership with REACH Ethiopia.”

May 29/ 2022

OHCS conducted a consultative meeting on IGA at the Ivy Hotel in Bishoftu City.

Consultative meeting About the Income generating activity (IGA)

In recent news, there has been a series of extensive discussions held at the IVY Hotel in Bishoftu, Ethiopia over the past three days. The discussions gathered individuals such as DR-TB Survivors, representatives from REACH Ethiopia, entrepreneurs, owners of poultry farms, and other guests. The primary focus of these deliberations centered around income-generating activities for DR-TB patients and survivors.

During the forum, participants presented and discussed various income-generating business plans, seeking viable solutions to support DR-TB patients and survivors financially. Additionally, a field visit was organized, enabling attendees to gain practical insights into potential income-generating ventures.

The event was orchestrated in collaboration with Reach Ethiopia under the TB REACH WAVE-9 project, with the Office of the Health Care Sector (OHCS) actively involved in finalizing preparations for its implementation. Following a majority vote, the decision was made to prepare semi-food products for market entry. In line with this resolution, the organization will be named “Rediet Baltina and Food Preparation.”

The unanimous consensus reached by the participants underlines the importance of ensuring that individuals suffering from DR-TB do not face additional hardships due to economic constraints. By addressing these concerns and striving for sustainable income opportunities, this initiative aims to alleviate economic burdens for DR-TB patients and survivors, fostering a better quality of life for those affected.

February 25/ 2022

OHCS Signed A Sub-grant Award Agreement On Income Generating Activity (IGA).

OHCS Signed A Sub-grant Award Agreement On Income Generating Activity (IGA).

Today, Reach Ethiopia and Organic Health Care (OHC) have signed a Sub-Award agreement for the Stop TB  Partnership: TB REACH-Wave 9 project, which focuses on improving treatment adherence and outcomes for people with DR-TB. As part of this project, we will establish an Income Generating Activity (IGA). In the coming days, we will hold a consultative meeting with stakeholders and entrepreneurs to determine the specific type of work we will undertake.

We are committed to fulfilling this crucial responsibility to address the basic needs of DR-TB patients and their families. Our efforts will include providing counseling and care for those undergoing treatment and actively identifying individuals with missed DR-TB cases by leveraging our active members, known as “TB survivor.”

We would like to express our gratitude to the Ministry of Health, the Addis Ababa Health Bureau, Reach Ethiopia, and the project’s donor, TB Reach in Geneva, Switzerland, for their support in making this project possible.

January 5/ 2022