Niger

  • A man affected by leprosy in Niger

Controlling leprosy in Maradi

The aim of this project is to raise awareness about leprosy symptoms, identify cases and encourage people with the disease to access medical treatment at the leprosy hospital in Danja. People affected by leprosy also receive surgical services, mobility aids and help with disability prevention. A socio-economic development team in Danja provides housing, sanitation, education, vocational training and livelihood assistance to nine leprosy affected communities near Danja Hospital. In addition the project is training government health staff to detect and treat leprosy.

Maradi inclusion development project

This project aims to increase inclusion, self-dependence and inner wellbeing of people affected by leprosy and disability in CSL Danja Hospital and 15 communities in Maradi Region. The project will increase awareness about leprosy, disability and NTDs in the region, and will help people affected by leprosy and disability by ensuring that they have an education and knowledge to be able to generate income. It will also look at improving hygiene, water and sanitation. 

Community empowerment and leprosy services

This five-year project is taking place in the central regions of Niamey (the capital of Niger) and Tillabéri, building upon previous projects in these areas. It will also extend to Dosso, Zinder and Tahoua regions, which are some of the most remote, under-served regions in the country. It is a wide-ranging project covering healthcare, disability prevention, physical rehabilitation, housing, livelihood development, education, vocational training and adult literacy. The project will work with various partner organisations including IDEA (an association of people affected by leprosy) and ODI, an experienced local NGO which uses a community-based rehabilitation (CBR) approach to work with people with disabilities.