During this period, TN has not yet received a disbursement for this project. This means that for the moment TN cannot carry out any of its planned activities. Tigoung Nonma organised a meeting with its members as part of the project.
TN has, during this time, organised this one following activity:
A discussion group with its members in order to identify the health problems that its members are facing, to give advice and to assist them in applying for and accessing disability cards.
Having one of these cards will allow members to benefit from reductions to health related costs within the public system in Burkina Faso; they also offer other benefits in other areas such as:
Education, transport, professional training, sport, leisure, art, political participation and social action.
Of the members present at the meeting, 13 female members and 4 male members have health issues which need addressing:
Names, Sex, Health issue (it is worth mentionning that most members suffer severe paralysis due to Polio infection in early life.)
Paralysed from the waist down. Suffers from high blood pressure and lives with one kidney.
Paralysed from the waist down- severe back problems.
Suffers from mental impairment.
Hemmaroids and back problems, Partially paralysed lower body.
Suffers from high blood pressure and cataracts.
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Severely paralysed, very limited mobility, nerve problems.
Suffers from colpathy and stomach problems.
Suffers from nerve problems and lower back problems.
Suffers pain from transmissable infections.
Suffers from stomach ulcers and transmissable infections
Suffers from nerve problems.
Suffers from diabetes and anxiety
Has sickle cell anemia
Suffers from cataracts
Suffers from diabetes
Suffers from transmissable infections
3. Difficulties faced:
No money has been disbursed and faced with numerous challenges, not all members could come to the meeting.
17 of the members’ illnesses are now known.
Members are aware of how they can obtain a disability card.
5. Looking forward
Acquire funding to pay for members’ health problems.
Assist members to get their disability cards.
During this period we have only been able to carry out one activity whilst waiting for the first disbursement.
We thank all of our partners, donors and all those who are assisting us to work for the well being of people living with physical disabilities in Burkina Faso.
Written in Ouagadougou on the 25th May 2023 by Zoénabou Sawadogo