In Togo, Humanity & Inclusion continues to run programs under the operating name "Handicap International."
Humanity & Inclusion in Togo
Our team began working in Togo in 1992 with a mission to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and improve access to quality rehabilitation care.
Although rich in natural resources such as gold and phosphate, inequality and poverty in Togo remain extremely high, especially among people with disabilities, who face multiple obstacles. Children with disabilities are often excluded from playing with other children, from school and from other sources of learning.
Areas of Intervention
- Mother and child health
- Improving mental health
- Inclusive education
- Improving conditions for detained people
Since 1997 our activities have expanded to include: civil society support, road safety, mother and child health, mental health and inclusive education.
Humanity & Inclusion's project with mothers and babies in the maritime region has been improving neonatal outcomes since 2015.
Since 2014, our teams have been working with people incarcerated in Lomé prisons to humanize conditions and improve re-entry.
Newer initiatives led by our 39-person team include a project to ensure that children with disabilities can attend primary and secondary school and have access to professional training, as well as a nationwide project to improve support for people with mental health needs at a community level.
Our Past Work
Humanity & Inclusion has been in Togo for nearly 30 years, working toward a more inclusive culture for ALL people with disabilities and who are vulnerable. Our work has evolved to meet the specific needs of those we serve.
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Physical Rehabilitation, Prosthetics, and Orthotics
In 1992, Humanity & Inclusion provided support to seven orthopedic fitting centers. It went on to aid in the development of the National Medical Auxiliaries School (ENAM), the only training center in West Africa for orthopedic specialists and French-speaking speech therapists.
In 2000, the organization forged a partnership with the French non-profit organization Orthophonistes du Monde, aimed at setting up a speech therapy service within ENAM.