Our Partner: The NALA Foundation
NALA stands for NTD Advocacy, Learning, Action and is an Israeli non-governmental organization that has been operating in Ethiopia since 2008. It takes a unique and, most importantly, community-based approach, mainly focusing on health education, WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and treatments to achieve sustainable behaviour change and ultimately control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Their program is aimed at working together with community leaders, health workers and national health authorities to identify local challenges and develop tailored solutions to fit the social, cultural and environmental context. The organization has developed into a thriving institution that works on the ground in numerous communities and gives technical assistance to local authorities.