New hospital infrastructures to treat disability caused by NTDs
- Ghana Country
- 489.372 € Investment
- 2022-23 Length
Late detection of NTDs such as leprosy can cause permanent disability in those who suffer from them.
In countries such as Ghana, people with disabilities caused by an NTD do not have access to comprehensive treatment which includes rehabilitation and social reintegration.
In partnership with the Ghana Health Service and its programmes aimed at tackling skin NTDs in the country, we are supporting the refurbishment and modernisation of two leading health centres for the treatment of these neglected diseases: the Kokofu General Hospital and the Ankaful Leprosy General Hospital. To this end, we are implementing the following activities in both hospitals:
- Creating new infrastructures (rehabilitation rooms) and updating existing ones: physiotherapy units, X-rays, new machinery, tools and supplies, etc.
- Improving accessibility for people affected by leprosy and other skin-related disabilities. We have produced illustrated self-care guides and organise self-care group meetings.
- Improving decentralised diagnosis, referral and management of acute complications from skin NTDs.
- Raising awareness in society so that people with disabilities associated with NTDs can live a dignified life free of stigma.
By building new hospital infrastructures to treat disabilities caused by NTDs, we will improve the overall performance of the two hospitals and enhance the participation and independence of people with NTDs in Ghana.
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