Who Are We?

Our Mission

Crohn’s & Colitis Ethiopia’s mission is enhancing the quality of life of individuals living with IBD, their families and community by eliminating barriers to quality healthcare as well as patient empowerment.  

Our Vision

Our vision is for every individual in Ethiopia living with IBD to be able to live well and achieve their fullest potential in all aspects of life. 

Our Core Values

Established in 2020

Combining the lived experiences of living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Ethiopia and the perspectives of medical expertise, Crohn’s & Colitis Ethiopia aims to create long lasting changes to improving quality of lives of patients living with IBD through advocacy and collaboration. 

Crohn’s & Colitis Ethiopia was founded in January, 2020 by a group of medical doctors and patient living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. With lack of proper understanding of the condition, the founders aimed at improving health literacy, empower patients and challenge policy makers with evidence based advocacy to give Inflammatory Bowel Disease the attention it deserves in institutions. 

We look forward to your comments and collaborations. 

Fasika S. Teferra, M.D. Founder & CEO