PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES:
SUPPORT || ADVOCATE || EMPOWER
FOUR AREAS OF SERVICE
Psycho Social-therapy is provided to deserving patients and parents for handling of intellectually disabled children.
Special Care for Children with Cerebral Palsy
65 patients were provided free medical consultations.
Speech Language Pathology.
Blindness is prevalent in many parts of the developing world. Major proportions of blind population remain in remote and underserved areas. Lower access to eye care services is a contributory factor in its increase.
SHHAI is involved in:
Prevention and Control of Blindness
Free surgeries provided to patients with Cataract, Trachoma, Glaucoma, Corneal Opacity and Refractive Errors.
Training teachers in Brail to compensate lack of teachers in remote areas.
Brail Teaching Aides
Support Equipment and Multiple Computer Program Aid
Skills Development for the Visually Impaired – to promote self-sufficiency and confidence
45 free eye surgeries were conducted and 52 patients were given free medical consultations
Hearing Impaired :
One of SHHAI’s goal for 2018, to begin services to those who are hearing impaired on assessment and treatment for low and medium hearing losses.
Success Helping Hands For Africa Initiative (SHHAI) is providing state of the art physical rehabilitation services in rural and remote areas of Nigeria.
Provided services to 28 patients.
32 patients treated
Treatment of Major Spinal Injuries, Brain Injuries, Stroke, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Amputations, Geriatric Conditions, Sports Injuries
91 children with cerebral palsy and adults with mild to severe cases have shown remarkable success.
Artificial Limbs appliances have been provided at a very subsidized cost to the patient.
59 persons were enabled to lead a normal life; Persons With Disabilities provided lower and upper artificial limbs
76 patients treated
Treatment of Neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, pain and traumatic disorders to help prevent further deformation, fixation of the problem, speeding the heeling of fractures, prevent contractures, compensate limb shortening, to ease mobilization and to walk independently.
GOALS – PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (PWD)
EMPOWERMENT: SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Socio-economic empowerment after rehabilitation. To overcome occupational constraints through treatment, training, skills development, and micro enterprise development.
Empowerment of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs)will address five basic needs:
Enhanced role for the PWDs in decision making in their society
Enhanced level of opportunities available to the PWDs for business or employment through SHHAI Interest Free Micro-Finance and Skill Development Programs
Enhanced mobility with rehab services
Mobility and Educational skills development trainings
“Mainstreaming is at once a method, a policy and a tool for achieving social inclusion, which involves the practical pursuit of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity: mainstreaming disability is about recognizing persons with disabilities as rights-holding, equal members of society who must be actively engaged in the development process irrespective of their impairment or other status, such as race; colour; sex; sexual orientation; language; religion; political or other opinion; national, ethnic, indigenous or social origin; property; birth or age. Mainstreaming is also recognized as the most cost-effective and efficient way to achieve equality for persons with disabilities” UN Report
Organize Free Medical Camps independently
More than 500 patients have so far been facilitated.
observing international days of persons with disabilities (IDPWDs)
organizing sports events for PWDs,
seminars on the issues of disabilities
Educational Institute for PWDs:
SHHAI provides training to the students who want to learn Physiotherapy, Medical Sciences, Dental Technology, Laboratory Technology and Radiology technologists.
One of the distinct features of the program is free paramedical diploma in different disciplines to PWDs, and 50% fee compared to market for all other students.
Student with disabilities receive free education at the SHHAI Partners institute’s
Today Polio Virus exists in only three countries in the world, Niger, Afghanistan and Pakistan. SHHAI aims to provide polio vaccines to Niger to prevent the polio.