World Leprosy Day 2022: Highlighting the Pressing Needs of the Inhabitants of Alheri Special Village, FCT

Proper education and skill acquisition training for children from Alheri community can be a great pathway to breaking the cycle of poverty. Photo credit: Nigeria Health Watch
The community head and other heads of the community welcoming the Nigeria Health Watch team. Image credit: Nigeria Health Watch
Many households in Alheri special village are in dire need of proper sanitation such as toilets and a sewage system Photo credit: Nigeria Health Watch
People suffering from leprosy should not be neglected, but rather reintegrated into society. Photo credit: Nigeria Health Watch
Although there is visible water supply, the toilets in many of the homes visited are inadequate. Photo credit: Nigeria Health Watch
There is a permanent odour of overflowing sewage in the air and you never know if your next breath will take in the savoury aroma of a food seller’s rice and bean meal or the odour of a neighbour’s runaway sewage. Photo credit: Nigeria Health Watch
Sanitation and hygiene facilities are some of the basic and necessary requirements for a household. Photo credit: Nigeria Health Watch
Acquiring soft skills may lead to getting decent work which is a great pathway of integrating people living with leprosy into the society and a mechanism for breaking the cycle of dependency. Photo credit: Nigeria Health Watch
Economic empowerment can be a mechanism for breaking the cycle of dependency, poverty and isolation normally associated with disability. Photo credit: Nigeria Health Watch
Malam Ali Isah, head of Alheri special village, Yangoji, Kwali LGA, Federal Capital Territory Abuja. Photo credit: Nigeria Health Watch
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and other relevant agencies must focus on equipping members of the Alheri community with appropriate skills. Photo credit: Nigeria Health Watch
While the community has a well-built primary and secondary school, the schools are understaffed and have no fencing. Photo credit: Nigeria Health Watch
Primary and secondary schools in Alheri community are in a functional state. Photo credit: Nigeria Health Watch

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