Aiuto Ayomé Africa was founded in 2004. The aim of this Association is to help people from Ayomé (Togo, Africa) and neighboring villages (a rural area that counts some 4000 inhabitants, whose main resource is agriculture) by providing basic infrastructures like school, health facilities, roads, and water supplies.
The actions of Aiuto Ayomé Africa at first consisted in developing the water distribution network: we constructed canal system, fountains and public toilets. We increased water purification system and power grid. With solar technologies we implemented a photovoltaic system that maximizes the potential of energy production in the region and provides energy for the whole village.
The second step was to develop the educational and health infrastructures by establishing of an elementary school and a pharmacy.
During the last years we focused our efforts on health, in order to support the Togolese weak health system: in 22.09.2009 we founded the Hospital Notre Dame Ayomé where people can have access to quality medical care (internal medicine, gynecology and pediatry).
Besidesthe hospital activities we support the vaccination programs and we developed education programs on basic hygiene and sanitation behaviour.
Thanks to the successful programs and the work carried out by all the staff the Government and the Ministry of Health, has appointed the Notre Dame Ayomé hospital as one of the reference hospital of the area. As Reference hospital the Government requires the integration of new services like the radiology department and the operating theatre.
The project is to build at first the radiology department and in a second time the operating room: it will consists of two surgical rooms dedicated to traumatology, visceral and orthopedic surgery, a post anesthetic careroom and a sterilization room.
The estimated cost of the radiology department is 90’000 euro including the building and the radiology system (Analogous radiology system Medex GXR-52SD with laser printer DV 5700).
We would be very grateful if we can find the funds for the construction of a radiology department to allow rural people and individuals from all walks of life have access to quality medical care as well as frontline healthcare workers can have the necessary resources to treat diseases and save lives.