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15 Feb 2018 description

HI is improving health facilities for pregnant women and newborns in the maritime region of Togo.

Thanks to these interventions and others, neonatal mortality is expected to fall by 20% by the end of 2019.

In Togo, the majority of pregnant women and newborn babies do not have access to appropriate healthcare during pregnancy, delivery and the early years. Sadly, the consequences can be fatal—the infant mortality rate in Togo is high, particularly in the maritime region, and 398 in 100,000 mothers die as a result of complications during childbirth.

01 Jul 2016 description

Since 2012, Handicap International has been improving the school enrollment and attendance of 170,000 children with disabilities in nine West African countries through the “Promoting the Full Participation of Children with Disabilities in Education” (APPEHL) project. Sandra Boisseau, who coordinates APPEHL from Dakar, Senegal, explains what the organization is doing to remove obstacles to education for these children.

What is the situation like for children with disabilities in West Africa?

27 Jun 2016 description

Standing at the front of the class, Moussifa patiently recites the words written in chalk on the blackboard, words familiar to every child who is learning to read: “This morning, Aliou went to school. In his bag there is a pen, a notebook, a pencil, a slate, a pencil, and a book. His mother is happy.”

29 Nov 2010 description

In West Africa, as with many other regions of the world, people with disabilities are largely excluded from the process of development, with extremely limited opportunities to engage in public consultations and decision-making. This exclusion only serves to reinforce the marginalisation, critical poverty and isolation experienced by people with disabilities in the region.