Meet our partners in Bangladesh and Ethiopia
Fikre Hailekiros is a monitoring and evaluation expert and public health practitioner, and has worked in M&E with several NGOs on different health interventions, and has led NaPAN as it's Director since 2018. Fikre strives to mobilize global resources and expertise, and coordinate national efforts to eliminate podoconiosis, lymphatic filariasis, scabies and related skin NTDs. His areas of focus include morbidity management and disability prevention, social behaviour change and communication.
ASMS Mahmood (Syeed) works as a technical consultant with the Filariasis Elimination and STH Control Programme of Bangladesh. His area of work was focused on morbidity management and disability prevention (MMDP) training for health workers, mapping, MMDP related operational research, post-MDA surveillance for LF, and developing a surveillance framework. At present supervising the DIP activities and preparation of dossier to achieve the LF verification certification. Syeed works to translate research findings into the ongoing work of the programme and incorporates guidelines from WHO and other partners into the programmatic work. He likes to give more emphasis on managing secondary infections for lymphedema patients caused by LF.
Our research assistants in each country were vital to the success of the enhanced-care studies
Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Centre for Injury Research and Prevention, Bangladesh
Salim Mahmud Chowdhury, Mohammad Jahirul Karim, Muhammad Mujibur Rahman, Abdullah Al Kawsar, Abul Khair, A. K. M. Fazlur Rahman, Mahmud Hasan, Islam Md. Faizur Rashid, Farzana Mohsin, Imran Nazir, Mst Mansia Khatun, S. M. Raihan Nesar Jewel, Dulal Hossain, Kazi Burhan Uddin, and Samid Siddiqi.
Ethiopia Ministry of Health and National Podoconiosis Action Network.
Mossie Tamiru, Fikre Seife, Tesfahun Bishaw, Mekdes Nigussie, Kadu Meribo, Getnet Agidew,Engdaw Getachew Abera, Gizachew Mezgeb Asfaw, Shimels Bahiru Adugna, Wondie Ayele Golnetie, Aklilu Ayehu Tassew, Fentaw Ayalew Nebebe, Kassahun Ewnetu Melese, Ewunetyhun Wale Gebeyehu and Ambachew Birhan Adugna