In recent decades the societies of Iraq and Syria have experienced various forms of violence and severe human rights violations. At the same time, there is a big shortage of health professionals in the region, particularly a shortage of psychologists and psychotherapists.
Treatment of malaria and malnutrition and improved obstetric services in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo
The aim of this project is to contribute to improve mother-child health in two health zones. In detail, we aim to increase the access to preventative measures and treatment of malnutrition and malaria as well as adequate obstetric services for approximately 3.300 children under the age of 5 and 4.550 pregnant/breastfeeding women.
Treat early and broadly: thermotherapy of Buruli ulcer integrated into WHO-recommended wound management in West Africa
The project rolls out WHO recommended wound management combined with innovative low-tech community-based thermotherapy of Buruli ulcer (BU) in the BU-endemic Tiassalé Health District, Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. It addresses three key areas of clinical and public health importance:
Lichtstrahl Uganda e.V. was founded in 2010 from a private initiative of today's 1st Chairperson Heike Rath. Ms. Rath, a registered nurse, has been involved in primary health care in Gulu / Uganda since 2005.
Integrated Health Systems for Improved Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition in 10 Remote Sub-Districts of Kupang District in Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia
In cooperation with the EKFS, Action Against Hunger is working in Eastern Indonesia in the area of health system strengthening. The aim of the joint project is to implement an integrated health system in primary and tertiary health institutions. On the one hand, the project aims at the medical and nutritional training of health personnel in the area of mother-child health. On the other hand, the project seeks to establish an integrated health system in which mother-child health is mainstreamed at all levels of the caring system.