Promotion of Accessibility of Services for Persons in Need in the Prevention of Impairment and Disability (POID)

This practice describes a project that focused on prevention activities at the primary and tertiary levels. Its aim was early diagnosis and treatment of people with leprosy. The project was implemented in collaboration with the local government public health system and Swiss Emmaus India with a belief in strengthening the prevailing health system (Guntur and East Godavari Districts of Andhra Pradesh State, India). Through a variety of activities such as training of health staff and involvement of midwifes and Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs),  the project helped improve the quality of life of people with leprosy. See the related secondary materials for evaluations of the project.

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