Overview of health
challenges

Togo is a West African country bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north; it has an estimated population of 6.3 million.

There is high prevalence of communicable diseases here, including malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and diarrhoea, as well as a rising incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cardiovascular disease, cancers, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes mellitus and sickle cell diseases.

Togolese healthcare resources are very poor and mostly provide basic medical services. Buildings often lack basic necessities such as running water and electricity.

Map showing Togo

History

The implementation of Rotary Family Health Days in Togo was not done as part of a national program, but rather as one program that comprised the four Rotary districts within the countries of Benin, Togo and Ghana. To date, more than 63,000 people have accessed services offered by Rotary Family Health Days. Funding for Togo was received from a Rotary Foundation Global Grant of $10,760.

Map showing Togo

Rotary Family
Health Days Sites

Services offered included blood glucose testing, deworming, blood pressure screenings, the distribution of mosquito nets, hygiene packs and condoms.

Before the testing and screening exercises began, health talks were held covering topics such as the symptoms and dangers of HIV; the importance of regular exercise, a healthy lifestyle and nutrition choices; and personal hygiene. 

Click the site below to see highlights from the Health Day that was held in Togo.

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Five sites were hosted by 50 volunteers from 11 Rotary and 8 Rotaract clubs. To date, more than 63,000 people have accessed services offered by Rotary Family Health Days.

Impact

1,324 people have attended Rotary Family Health Days. 57.6% of healthcare seekers were women. Services offered included blood glucose testing, deworming, blood pressure screenings, the distribution of mosquito nets, hygiene packs and condoms.

Blood sugar test
Blood sugar test

Five sites were hosted by 50 volunteers from 11 Rotary and 8 Rotaract clubs. To date, more than 63,000 people have accessed services offered by Rotary Family Health Days.

Togo volunteers

53 non-Rotary volunteers helped to deliver health services. Before the testing and screening exercises began, health talks were held covering topics such as the symptoms and dangers of HIV; the importance of regular exercise, a healthy lifestyle and nutrition choices; and personal hygiene.

Togo volunteers
Togo volunteers

Testimonials

The need for the outreach in communities was enthusiastically endorsed by the First Authority of Health, WHO, UNICEF, and the local Chief through the town carriers. Schools and some public places were used as sites. People were pleased with the program and expressed the wish to support future programs

- Germain Tomegah, RFHA Program Director

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Reporting from the Togo country committee

As a result of movement and gathering restrictions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2020 campaign was unable to take place.

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