Integrated Neglected Tropical Disease & Disability Project

Nigeria

The Integrated Neglected Tropical Disease and Disability Project provides communities in the Zamfara State with quality health services and an increased inclusion of people with disabilities. In partnership with the Government of Nigeria, this project has increased access to treatment for leprosy and lymphatic filariasis, as well as disability management and prevention services. Your support of this project has also provided assistive devices to people with disabilities and trained new health workers.

The Integrated NTD and Disability Project commenced in July 2014.  Now in it’s third year, some recent achievements over the past 12 months include:

• 500 people participated in prevention of disability training

• 296 new leprosy cases detected

• Campaigns conducted across schools and communities to educate people on water, hygiene and sanitation practices reached over 4,000 people

• 173 people were assessed and provided with assistive devices (such as walking frames and wheelchairs).

Australian Aid Supported by the Australian Government
The Integrated NTD and Disability Project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). Thanks to ANCP, this project is able to help improve the well-being of people affected by leprosy, other neglected tropical diseases and disability in Nigeria.

 

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The Leprosy Mission in Nigeria

Nigeria is located in Western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea, and is one of the most populated countries in the world. With more than 250 ethnic groups, all with varying languages and customs, Nigeria has a rich ethnic diversity. Health and healthcare, along with general living conditions, are very poor in Nigeria; the average life expectancy is only 47 years for both males and females. Many curable diseases are still rampant throughout the country, as only half the population has access to clean water and proper sanitation.

The Leprosy Mission Australia partners with The Leprosy Mission Nigeria in its work.

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