In Kogi and Akwa Ibom states your support is helping fund the early detection, prevention and management of leprosy impairments and disabilities at the hospitals in Ekpene Obom and Ochadumu and within the local communities there.
Patients receive health education on personal hygiene and sanitation and are given advice on how to avoid anything that may cause a reoccurrence of ulcers or injuries that could worsen or lead to disabilities. This is such a vital effort in ensuring that patients can live a fulfilled and independent life once they leave hospital and return to their families and jobs.
Your support has also enabled the provision of Bibles, daily devotionals and Hymn books on each of the wards at Ochadumu hospital.
In Kebbi state your support has funded initiatives to reduce leprosy-related stigma in the community, reducing discrimination and encouraging better integration of leprosy-affected people within their home village.