Development Project

Paintherapy for children with disabilities

 The objective of this project is to establish a Pain Management Unit (PMU) for children in Sarajevo and to provide professional training for medical personnel as well as supporting scientific research to improve the medical care for children, who suffer from chronic and/or acute pain and to reintegrate into society.

Pain management network for persons with disabilities

 Overall aim of the project is to support the efforts of BiH to establish a countrywide, comprehensive health and pain management network for pain patients and especially for conflict and mine victims. To achieve this aim, the implementation of a standardized procedure for pain management correspondent to international knowledge both at clinical and community level (Community Rehabilitation Centres CBR) is aspired.

Buidling capacities of the community-based rehabilitation centres and the Community Mental Health Centres in BiH

 This ADC co-funded project is part of the programme “Rehabilitation and Social Integration for the Youth in BiH”. The project aim is to enhance capacities of the medical personnel of both the Community Based Rehabilitation Centres (CBR) and the Community Mental Health Centres (CBM) through an inclusive process of assessing needs for education, developing trainings, experts delivering the trainings, monitoring and evaluation.

Thiéllal Réwbé - Increasing the sexual and reproductive health of women in Senegal

According to the “Demographic and Health Survey IV of 2005” in the Casamance, South Senegal, the HIV-rate of 2% is above national average. Especially the rural community of Médina Chérif is confronted with a continuous deterioration of the sexual and reproductive health of the local population and a constant increase of HIV-infections. This is due to a lack of knowledge and awareness of the disease, its ways of transmission and prevention.

Community Empowerment trough Livelihood Deveopment (CELD)

 The objective of this project is to contribute to the promotion of community driven livelihood initiatives for poverty reduction, especially focusing on women’s socio- economic empowerment and rights. The specific aim in this region is to ensure equal access to and control over the economic resources of the dairy-sector, in the district Layyah in southern Punjab, which was strongly affected by the flooding in 2010.

Thiellal Bandu - No chance for AIDS!

The aim of the project is to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and its ways of transmission among the 10.300 inhabitants of the rural community of Medina Cherif, region Kolda in southern Senegal, thus improving the sexual and productive health of the target population significantly. Awareness campaigns, the promotion of voluntary HIV-tests, social mobilisation, capacity building of the staff of the municipal health care and the financial support of HIV/AIDS patients will drastically decrease the prevalence rate.

Revitalizing of village development councils of the province of Kadiogo

Implemented during 18 months and completed on the 30th of June 2011, the project supported 52 Village Development Councils (CVD) in the Central Region of Burkina Faso, with the aim to promote local development and reduce poverty in the region. After the termination of the project, the CVDs are well known in all the villages, identify problems, offer ideas for solutions, develop project ideas and seek for donors for their projects. The CVDs also learned how to plan, implement, monitor and control these projects independently.

Renovation of village primary school

At the moment the primary school of Durgapur subdivision of Netrokona, a neglected area near to the boarder of India, comprises of only 45 students and one teacher. However, the number of students is increasing and the quality of education is improving. One of the main problems was the condition of the school building, which was in need of substantial repairs due to heavy rainfalls and floods. Therefore the school programme was interrupted and the school building was reconstructed.

Health care for children & women - HCW

A free of charge health camp is held every Monday, giving medical check-ups to various patients, mostly to women, children, physically challenged and aged people in Dhaka City. After the check-up the patients get free treatments, free medicine and a prescription from the doctor if needed. Occasionally specialist doctors, such as gynaecologists, orthopaedics, eye specialists and dermatologists visit the camp. The camp started in 1998 and since then was 677 weeks in service, providing free health care to 31 980 patients.

Skills training for handicapped people in Pakistan, Umeed-e-Noor

The project, co-financed by ADC, was initiated in June 2009 with the objective to contribute to increase economic and employment opportunities for people with disabilities, specifically to support people with Down’s syndrome or hearing impairments, as well as slow learners. The main goals were to improve the equipment of a skills training centre of the local partner “Hashoo Foundation”, the development of demand-driven training courses and medical as well as psycho-social care for the trainees.