Nigeria

  • Orthopaedic projectOrthopaedic project
  • Kogi State - Socio-Economic Development ProjectKogi State - Socio-Economic Development Project
  • Kebbi and Sokoto: Yes We Can!Kebbi and Sokoto: Yes We Can!

Chanchaga Orthopaedic Workshop

The Chanchaga Orthopaedic Workshop in Minna, Niger State is one of the few orthopaedic workshops in Nigeria. It produces mobility devices for people with leprosy-related impairments such as prosthetic limbs and moulded shoes, and distributes other devices such as crutches, wheelchairs and protective footwear. The project is supporting the workshop to become a more sustainable social enterprise, continuing to serve people affected by leprosy for free, but also increasing its customer base to include other people with disabilities and providing a wider range of quality orthopaedic services and products. 

Promoting Human Rights Protection

This is a wide-ranging project focusing on advocacy, health and livelihoods is in the State of Kogi. To protect rights of women and children, the project is appointing community-based ombudsmen to mediate in abuse cases. A local disabled people's organisation is also being helped to set up a committee to investigate violations of disabled persons' rights. The project empowers people affected by leprosy by providing adult literacy classes. Health issues are being addressed by building latrines and holding community discussions on sanitation and HIV/AIDS. To develop livelihoods, the project is setting up cooperative groups, and providing vocational and book-keeping training. 

Primary Health Care and Livelihoods

This project is refurbishing and equipping a referral hospital and a primary health centre in Kwara State. Health personnel (including community volunteers and birth attendants) are being trained in leprosy, malaria and maternal health. The project is also supporting livelihood development through arranging vocational training for people affected by leprosy and providing equipment for income-generating activities. This project funded construction of a new operating theatre at Chanchaga Leprosy Referral Hospital (a Government facility adjacent to TLM Nigeria's orthopaedic workshop).

Kebbi and Sokoto: Yes We Can! 

Working in a number of marginalised leprosy-affected communities in northwest Nigeria, this project aims to increase government commitment to leprosy by lobbying public officials and liaising with human rights organisations. Working closely with leprosy-affected communities in this challenging, arid part of Nigeria, this project is delivering multiple benefits through drilling boreholes and tube wells. These are providing water for farming and improved hygiene, with people now growing a whole range of fruits and vegetables throughout the year. Additionally, latrine building, savings groups and radio advocacy and awareness programmes are restoring hope to people affected by leprosy. 

Fundraising in Nigeria

This exciting new project aims to increase fundraising within Nigieria. It has seen TLM Nigeria build good relationships with new donors at multiple levels with money already raised from embassies, new churches and individual shoppers donating through super-market collection boxes.