Taqiah Mabel, Ama Detebea, Comfort Baah, Agnes Anawa, Yaa Agyakwa… these are some
of the 1 billion or more people affected by 90% of Neglected Tropical Diseases. However,
that’s not the only thing they have in common: they also live in the same region.
Sub-Saharan Africa. A forgotten territory.
- Benin Country
- 1.398.346 Reached population
- 357.581,69 Investment
- Côte d'Ivoire Country
- 1.044.623 Reached population
- 786.385,47 Investment
- Ghana Country
- 1.058.379 Reached population
- 487.442,60 Investment
- Togo Country
- 1.803 Reached population
- 686.327 Investment
*Data on current projects.
Projects that change lives
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
Local alliances to provide education about forgotten diseases
The Benin public health system is one of the most fragile in Sub-Saharan Africa. To turn this situation around, the Benin Government and Administration must commit to allocating resources and action plans which guarantee the population's Right to Health.
Change led by Zè women
Women's leadership is key to stopping NTDs and the violence women suffer. Through this initiative, we have encountered different groups of women who became involved in awareness-raising activities from the start.
Combatting NTDs in the Mô prefecture
The access for most of the population in the Mô prefecture, in eastern Togo, to basic infrastructures, supplies and health services is limited. The aim is to improve living conditions to reduce NTDs in Mô, Togo.
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.
A new future for women and girls from Saint Camille de Davougon Hospital
Women and girls from Saint Camille de Davougon need opportunities to leave exclusion behind. In this project, we drive forward the Davougon Women's Centre.
Access to basic rights for people with disability
People with disability in Togo constitute one of the most forgotten groups. We work in collaboration with the German NGDO DAHW and the Togo Federation of Associations for People with Disability.
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.
The fight against forgotten skin-related diseases
Since 2013, Ivory Coast has developed a Management Plan of Integrated Control for the dozen NTDs present in the country with the support of the Anesvad Foundation.
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
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
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
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 continues to be one of the most discriminatory factors for those suffering from these diseases.
The fight against forgotten skin-related diseases-duplicate-1
Early diagnosis and immediate treatment is the only way to prevent disability caused by Buruli ulcer. Our ultimate goal is to have this RDT approved by the WHO.
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