Nigeria

  • A couple affected by leprosy in Nigeria

Chanchaga Orthopaedic Workshop

Chanchaga Orthopaedic Workshop in Minna, Niger State is one of only a few orthopaedic workshops in Nigeria. The workshop produces mobility devices for people with leprosy-related impairments, such as prosthetic limbs and molded shoes, and distributes other devices such as crutches, wheelchairs and protective footwear. TLMEW has supported 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, including soldiers wounded in the fight against Boko Haram, and providing a wider range of quality orthopaedic services and products. TLMEW has also supported the workshop's marketing activities, and helped it upgrade its facilities and services. Additional funding from the Guernsey Overseas Aid & Development Commission in 2017 has supported the construction of a new orthopaedic ward, enabling people to stay onsite through the process of measuring, fitting and testing prosthetic devices. 

Chanchaga Orthopaedic Care

This project was funded by the Guernsey Overseas Aid & Development Commission in 2017 to improve access to quality orthopaedic care at the Niger State leprosy referral hospital in Chanchaga and TLM Nigeria’s Orthopaedic Workshop (located on the same site) through construction and equipping of an orthopaedic ward. The ward has enhanced disability access with ramps and handrails; each room has two beds accommodating both patients and their accompanying family members and an accessible toilet.  The ward also has a shared kitchen and dining room for catering services.

Fundraising in Nigeria

The Leprosy Mission Nigeria has built productive relationships with new donors at multiple levels with money already raised from embassies, new churches and individual shoppers donating through supermarket collection boxes in this proejct. This project will now focus on generating a greater return on investment in fundraising in Nigeria.