Gemeda Bora

Principal Investigator: HIV-TB in One

Executive Director of REACH Ethiopia, a not-for profit organization aiming to increase the reach of health services to rural and disadvantages population. 

REACH Ethiopia research focuses/has focused in recent years on TB, and the development of approaches to reduce neonatal mortality in remote rural areas.  REACH Ethiopia was awarded the Stop TB Partnership KOCHON prize in 2014.  REACH – Ethiopia is funded through research grants from EDCTP, the UK medical research councils (ESRC), WHO and the Stop TB Partnership TB REACH program.  The work of REACH has doubled the detection of TB cases in Ethiopia and prompted international funders to initiate similar interventions in other regions. REACH Ethiopia has hosted National TB Conferences on TB Research in Medecine and welcomed UK and Canada parliamentarians in recent years.