PPP year three semi-annual review meeting conducted


              Review meeting in progress (Lt) and Group photo of participants (Rt)

The three years project [October 5, 2014 to October 5, 2017] Preventing Podo Project (PPP) which was funded by BIG Lottery through University of Sussex  aim is to provide treatment and care for  patients affected by podoconiosis  and also prevent new podoconiosis cases through awareness raising in shoe wearing and basic hygiene .

To review the progress of the project, NaPAN carried out a two day project review meeting from May 30 to 31, 2017 at Addis Ababa. Thirteen participants from project implementing organizations attended the meeting.  

The meeting reviewed not only the year three project period, but also the overall project performance since the start of the project against the project outcomes. With this regard, the project reached over 80, 000 community individuals directly through awareness raising activities and over one million communities indirectly through radio campaign, distributed over 600,000 pairs of TOMS shoes to primary school students, established over 100 STOP PODO School Clubs, treated over 60, 000 podoconiosis patients, established 12 patient-led groups, and trained over 300 clinical health workers in lymphedema morbidity management.

 The meeting reached consensus that all existing efforts need to be used in its fullest capacity to meet the targets in the remaining four months.



NaPAN received sub-grant from RTI International

NaPAN has recently received grant from USAID/HKI through RTI International for lymphedema morbidity management implementation in Oromia, Beneshangul-Gumuz and Tigray regions of Ethiopia under the Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention of Blinding Trachoma and Lymphatic Filariasis (MMDP) Project.

Through the project, NaPAN will work with the Federal Ministry of Health and the Oromia, Benshangul-Gumuz and Tigray Regional Health Bureaus to train health care workers and patients on how to diagnose and manage lymphedema and acute attacks in  selected 32 woredas of these regions.

The project will build the lymphedema management capacity of 11 hospitals and 155 health centers and  provide access to  lymphedema treatment to 979  patients  over the project period (February -September 2017) through integrating the services with the Federal ministry of health Primary Health care units.

During the course of the project, NaPAN will conduct a feasibility study to identify gaps and opportunities to formulate strategies to scaling up the lymphedema management that help determine intervention to additional woredas in Ethiopia. The study will be designed to inform on costing of patient tracking systems and/or intensified management in Ethiopia. It will also assess intervention feasibility in terms of acceptability, demand, practicality, implementation, adaptation, integration, and efficacy potential.

Workshop on Project Cycle Management

With the objective of capacity building of its member organizations, NaPAN conducted a three day workshop on Project Cycle Management at the Ethiopian Management Institute, Bishoftu   from February 27 to March 1, 2017.

The following seven member organizations sent two trainees each for the workshop.

  1. Ethiopian Catholic Church-Social Development Commission –Nekemte Diocese (ECC-SDCO-ND)
  2. Action on Podoconiosis and Integrated Development Organization (APIDO),
  3. Community Sustainable Development Aid (COSTIDA),
  4. Felegetena Podoconiosis Charity Organization (FTPCO),
  5. Action for Social Development and Environment Protection Organization (ASDEPO),
  6. Environmental and Public Health Development Organization (EPHDO) and
  7. Fana Integrated Community Development Organization (FICDO).

In this workshop the faculty members were NaPAN experts in the field.


   Picture 1: Group photo of participants and faculty during the workshop


  Pic 2: Dr. Asrat Mengiste delivering a session on quality proposal writing

Call for External Audit Service


Call for External Audit Service


National Podoconiosis Action Network (NaPAN) is an Ethiopian Residents and Foreign Charities Consortium, which was established in November 2011 to coordinate the work of podoconiosis project implementing partners. NaPAN was registered by Ethiopian Charities and Societies Agency (CSA) in April 2012. NaPAN has a vision to see Ethiopia free of podoconiosis. Its mission is to coordinate and standardize efforts for the elimination of podoconiosis, to build the capacity of members and other stakeholders and to support research for evidence based interventions.


NaPAN invites interested and eligible external audit firms grade ( A) to submit their technical and financial proposal in a separate sealed envelopes for Audit services of its account for the year of 2016 (January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016). 


Audit firm should have:

  • Renewed professional and business licence
  • Tax identification number (TIN) Certificate and value added tax (VAT) or TOT certificate
  • Relevant skill and work experience


Eligible and interested audit firms could collect the detail Terms of Reference (TOR) within 10 days from this announcement from our office,


National Podoconiosis Action Network (NaPAN)

BALEKER Building, 7th floor, Office # 705

Next to Agona Cinema, Gotera


For more information, you can call on

+251-912-18-29-32 or +251- 911-73-13-89


Our Vision: To see Ethiopia free of podoconiosis

Our Mission: To coordinate and standardize efforts for the elimination of podoconiosis, to build the capacity of members and other stakeholders, and to support research for evidence based interventions.