Togo is a West African state overlooking the Gulf of Guinea, which shares its borders with Burkina Faso to the north, Benin to the east and Ghana to the west.
In 2018 Chiesi Foundation launched an annual collaboration with the Hopital des Enfants Yendube (HEY) of Dapaong, a religious health facility founded in 1962 and managed by the Hospitallers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The hospital provides pediatric and emergency services and welcomes children from 0 to 10 years. The structure has a significant impact in the fight against pediatric diseases throughout the Savannah Region, also thanks to important prevention and training activities in the surrounding villages.
Our main activities in Togo
Preparation and organization of the new neonatology department.
Update and reorganization of assistance protocols and setting up of monitoring and data collection tools in the department.
Training for local health personnel.
The new Neonatology department was inaugurated in April 2018 and on the same date the staff training program was launched, including the promotion of the practice of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) and supporting the opening of a dedicated Unit at the hospital, to encourage the active participation of mothers in childcare.