Reducing NTDs in 13 endemic district of Eastern Ghana
- Ghana Country
- 179.998,29 € Investment
- 2023/25 Length
To promote early detection and management of skin-NTDs.
Moreover, we look forward to bridge inequalities in access to skin-NTD diagnosis and treatment services at the community-level is essential to ease the burden of these diseases in the most impoverished rural areas of Ghana.
Alongside Hope for Future Generation and Rural Watch, the project will be implemented in 13 NTD endemic districts in the Eastern Region of Ghana. These districts are identified by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) as high-priority areas for investment by the Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN). The main activities of the project are:
- Working with GHS and community health workers to conduct monthly community-level screening, treatment and management of NTDs.
- Working with CBOs, skin-NTD advocates, volunteers and community health workers to conduct awareness raising campaigns aimed at reducing stigma and discrimination against people and families affected by skin-NTDs.
- Training people affected by skin-NTDs and their families in income generating activities to help alleviate their poverty.
- Forming mother support groups in selected project communities to champion a women-led design and implementation of interventions to address challenges that affect women.
- Implementing WASH interventions like Behaviour Change Communication, promotion of household latrines ownership, and advocacy for the provision of potable water in endemic communities.
- Training health workers in NTD data recording, analysis, reporting and use as well as work with stakeholders to conduct data-led review meetings to assess progress, identify gaps and develop solutions for implementation.
By the end of the project, 13 NTD endemic districts will reduce the presence of skin-NTDs and will be more aware of the measures to avoid them.
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