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Giving a voice to women with disability from Togo
Giving a voice to women with disability from Togo
Civil society

Giving a voice to women with disability from Togo

This project will impact their finances, health and demand a space in Togo’s society where their voices can be heard.

Resources for the Togo health care system to combat NTDs
Resources for the Togo health care system to combat NTDs
Governments

Resources for the Togo health care system to combat NTDs

In Togo, the health system lacks sufficient resources to combat easily treatable forgotten diseases. We are moving forward in our aim to eliminate leprosy, control the Buruli ulcer and eradicate yaws in Togo.

A national strategy to control and eliminate skin-related NTDs
A national strategy to control and eliminate skin-related NTDs
Governments

A national strategy to control and eliminate skin-related NTDs

Through this initiative, we are contributing to strengthening public health systems, from small aid stations in the remotest villages to health centres in reference-point towns.

Support for the WHO in combatting NTDs in 14 countries of Sub-Saharan Africa
Support for the WHO in combatting NTDs in 14  countries of Sub-Saharan Africa
Governments

Support for the WHO in combatting NTDs in 14 countries of Sub-Saharan Africa

Since 2013, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has promoted an integrated approach to controlling, eliminating and eradicating 20 Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). However, over 1 billion people still suffer from them around the world, particularly in the most impoverished and forgotten places on the planet.

Awareness, prevention and early treatment of NTDs
Awareness, prevention and early treatment of NTDs
Governments

Awareness, prevention and early treatment of NTDs

Benin is one of the poorest countries in West Africa, a region hit by various skin-related Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), such as the Buruli ulcer and yaws, which primarily affect children.

Clean water against forgotten diseases
Clean water against forgotten diseases
Civil society

Clean water against forgotten diseases

Chiépo is a rural community of 5,372 inhabitants in Ivory Coast with a strong presence of NTDs such as the Buruli ulcer and leprosy. Deficient hygiene and sanitation practices are also frequent here.

LRI: The International Alliance to end leprosy
LRI: The International Alliance to end leprosy
Knowledge

LRI: The International Alliance to end leprosy

We have joined forces with the Leprosy Research Initiative (LRI), an international consortium to improve the diagnosis and research of leprosy and fund initiatives that contribute to these endeavours.

Support for three laboratories researching and detecting NTDs
Support for three laboratories researching and detecting NTDs
Knowledge

Support for three laboratories researching and detecting NTDs

Medical research is also conducted in African laboratories. We carry forward work conducted by three of the main laboratories in Ghana that detect NTDs.

A clinical trial to reduce the treatment time for the Buruli ulcer by half
A clinical trial to reduce the treatment time for the Buruli ulcer by half
Knowledge

A clinical trial to reduce the treatment time for the Buruli ulcer by half

After decades combatting the Buruli ulcer, which affects thousands of people in over 33 countries, we are still unaware of its exact mode of transmission. We know it is related to environments with stagnant and unsafe water.

Stopping gender inequality to improve health in the Côte d’Ivoire district of Divo
Stopping gender inequality to improve health in the Côte d’Ivoire district of Divo
Civil society

Stopping gender inequality to improve health in the Côte d’Ivoire district of Divo

We work alongside the Ivorian organisation Génération Femmes du Troisième Millénaire (GFM3) in the Divo health district. Our aim is to drive forward local development by improving living conditions for women, with a focus on fighting NTDs

Ending NTDs in Gagnoa by 2023
Ending NTDs in Gagnoa by 2023
Governments

Ending NTDs in Gagnoa by 2023

To combat NTDs in Gagnoa, we work in collaboration with the Ivorian Ministry of Health via their National Programmes to fight against leprosy and the Buruli ulcer.

Strengthening the African network of laboratories for Buruli ulcer research
Strengthening the African network of laboratories for Buruli ulcer research
Knowledge

Strengthening the African network of laboratories for Buruli ulcer research

There are currently no unified protocols for detecting Buruli ulcer. Although the WHO sets guidelines for the control of NTDs, many laboratories in Africa do not have standardised protocols for sample collection and subsequent screening and diagnosis of these diseases.

Disability associated with neglected diseases
Disability associated with neglected diseases
Affected Population

Disability associated with neglected diseases

Disability associated with neglected diseases continues to be one of the most discriminatory factors for those suffering from these diseases.

New hospital infrastructures to treat disability caused by NTDs
New hospital infrastructures to treat disability caused by NTDs
Governments

New hospital infrastructures to treat disability caused by NTDs

We are supporting the refurbishment and modernisation of two leading health centres for the treatment of these neglected diseases.

A healthy and sustainable future for the women of Zio
A healthy and sustainable future for the women of Zio

A healthy and sustainable future for the women of Zio

We have partnered with JVE, a local organisation, to improve women’s quality of life, health and financial security.

Simultaneous diagnosis of five skin-related neglected tropical diseases (skin NTDs)
Simultaneous diagnosis of five skin-related neglected tropical diseases (skin NTDs)
Knowledge

Simultaneous diagnosis of five skin-related neglected tropical diseases (skin NTDs)

Through this initiative, we are contributing to strengthening public health systems, from small aid stations in the remotest villages to health centres in reference-point towns.

Basic water and sanitation services for Upper Denkyira East
Basic water and sanitation services for Upper Denkyira East
Civil society

Basic water and sanitation services for Upper Denkyira East

The population of Upper Denkyira East lacks basic access to water and sanitation services, resulting in a higher transmission of infectious and diarrheic diseases such as NTDs.

Tackling NTDs through a gender equality perspective in Ghana
Tackling NTDs through a gender equality perspective in Ghana
Civil society

Tackling NTDs through a gender equality perspective in Ghana

Women suffering from diseases such as NTDs are even more vulnerable to poverty and lack of opportunities.

Giving voice to people suffering from NTDs to improve their participation in society
Giving voice to people suffering from NTDs to improve their participation in society
Civil society

Giving voice to people suffering from NTDs to improve their participation in society

There exist evidence of lack of inclusion and participation of people with skin-NTDs in most community activities.

Addressing NTDs in the Eastern Region of Ghana
Addressing NTDs in the Eastern Region of Ghana
Civil society

Addressing NTDs in the Eastern Region of Ghana

Ghana is endemic for several NTDs and about half of the population lives in rural, impoverished and isolated areas that are conducive to their proliferation.

Controlling new cases of leprosy in Bawku
Controlling new cases of leprosy in Bawku
Civil society

Controlling new cases of leprosy in Bawku

In 2021, 8 new cases of leprosy were detected in the municipality and in 2022 5 have been detected so far.

Hand washing and new wells to tackle yaws in Akuapim
Hand washing and new wells to tackle yaws in Akuapim
Civil society

Hand washing and new wells to tackle yaws in Akuapim

Akuapim North and South Districts, located in the Eastern Region of Ghana, has seen an increase in yaws cases since 2020.

Improving the health of communities in Upper Denkyira
Improving the health of communities in Upper Denkyira
Civil society

Improving the health of communities in Upper Denkyira

the Upper Denkyira East and Upper Denkyira West districts in Ghana are endemic of a number of NTDs, namely Buruli ulcer, yaws and leprosy.

Freeing Aowin district from the burden of skin-NTDs
Freeing Aowin district from the burden of skin-NTDs
Civil society

Freeing Aowin district from the burden of skin-NTDs

Yaws, Lymphatic filariasis and other skin-NTDs cause suffering and disabilities in communities of the Aowin district in Ghana, in the South-western part of the country.

A comprehensive approach aimed at reducing skin NTDs in three districts in Ghana
A comprehensive approach aimed at reducing skin NTDs in three districts in Ghana
Civil society

A comprehensive approach aimed at reducing skin NTDs in three districts in Ghana

This holistic approach will enable us to improve access and coverage for 6,000 people in three districts of Ghana by improving health care and extending it at community and psychosocial level.

Bringing about a change of attitude to reduce NTDs in Ellembelle
Bringing about a change of attitude to reduce NTDs in Ellembelle
Civil society

Bringing about a change of attitude to reduce NTDs in Ellembelle

By the end of the project we envision a behavioural change towards skin-NTDs in the endemic communities suffering from them, resulting in a lower prevalence of this diseases and greater acceptance of those suffering from any NTD.

Reducing NTDs in 13 endemic district of Eastern Ghana
Reducing NTDs in 13 endemic district of Eastern Ghana
Civil society

Reducing NTDs in 13 endemic district of Eastern 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.

A path to a full recovery that includes mental health
A path to a full recovery that includes mental health
Civil society

A path to a full recovery that includes mental health

By strengthening the capacity of health workers to tackle the consequences of NTDs on mental health, we will support a full recovery of patients.

Partnerships with mental health organisations in Ghana
Partnerships with mental health organisations in Ghana
Civil society

Partnerships with mental health organisations in Ghana

By supporting Basic Needs, a Ghanaian organization that work for social inclusion and opportunities for people suffering from mental health, we are tackling different aspects that improve the life quality of people with NTDs.

Supporting the Ghanaian Upper East Region to end NTDs
Supporting the Ghanaian Upper East Region to end NTDs
Civil society

Supporting the Ghanaian Upper East Region to end NTDs

This project forces to tackle the problems faced by people affected with skin NTDs in the Upper East Region of Ghana.

WASH, mental health and microcredits to improve the livelihood of NTD-affected people in Ghana
WASH, mental health and microcredits to improve the livelihood of NTD-affected people in Ghana
Civil society

WASH, mental health and microcredits to improve the livelihood of NTD-affected people in Ghana

By implementing WASH activities and other health related activities, we will further provide alternative opportunities to ensure that persons affected by skin-NTDs are capable of working to improve their livelihood.

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