Ethiopia

  • A woman affected by leprosy in Ethiopia

Comprehensive Leprosy and Rehabilitation Services Programme (Amhara Region)

This four-year project, funded by Jersey Overseas Aid, is providing 1,680 people affected by leprosy with access to local quality leprosy and rehabilitation services in 12 catchment woredas (districts). It will also focus on Boru Meda Hospital, under the administration of the Ministry of Health, which has 40 beds for dermatology and leprosy patients. To improve the quality of services, the physiotherapy department will be renovated, expanded and equipped. 60 general health care workers and 450 health extension workers will also be trained in leprosy to ensure early diagnosis, treatment and complication management. The project will also support the Ethiopian Association of People Affected by Leprosy (ENAPAL) to provide socio-economic rehabilitation of people affected by leprosy, including support for livelihoods, housing, education and training.