From three (03) axes of intervention, the OADCPH after ten years of experience intervenes today on five (05) axes which are in connection with areas related to an ecosystem of efficient assistive technologies as defined by WHO:
- Assistance with access to services (Assistance with access to AT for the most disadvantaged, support donation)
In the socio-economic context of low-income countries, it is difficult for a large majority of people with disabilities to access technical aids, even the most basic because of their precariousness. Indeed, 90% of people in need of assistive technologies do not have access to it and this has a significant negative impact on education, livelihoods, health and well-being of individuals, as well as on families, communities and societies .
The OADCPH intervenes on this axis by leading a donation component supported by the central purchasing body and the partners it seeks around the world. The OADCPH thus assists the most vulnerable people with disabilities by providing member rehabilitation centers with equipment for their care, or by making donations directly for this person.
Our current partners
Humanity & Inclusion (HI) through the poudrette project since 2017 (with its partners, IRMA and Second Life Prosthetics (SLP))
2. Continuing education for rehabilitation professionals, service managers and administrative staff
The OADCPH is aware of the need to maintain and update the skills and knowledge of the various actors, professionals or not involved in the field of rehabilitation, so that they continue by
 WHO, Report of the Director General “Improving Access to Assistive Technology”, WHA A71 / 21
ensure quality services, and thereby guarantee the sustainability of rehabilitation centers.
Since 2013, the OADCPH has been organizing continuing training for these different actors from member countries and today has a catalog of more than 44 modules including: 30 modules for rehabilitation professionals, 9 modules for service managers rehabilitation and 5 modules for administrative staff.
The trainings are delivered by national and international experts specially selected by OADCPH according to a pre-established annual program and reflecting the real reinforcement needs identified by the actors themselves.
The organization and conduct of continuing training is done in partnership with the National School of Medical Auxiliaries of Lomé (ENAM-L which provides its infrastructure (classrooms and laboratories). On average three (03) training sessions are organized per year and they are sanctioned by certificates.
To date, more than twenty-five (25) training sessions have been organized and around 400 professionals, managers and administrative staff have already been trained, coming from twenty-four (24) African countries (Benin, Togo, Niger , Ivory Coast, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Congo, Senegal, Chad, Madagascar, Tunisia, Tanzania, Burundi, DRC, Algeria, Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and Mali) .
4. Development of solutions and innovation
In order to overcome the multiple obstacles faced by service providers in providing affordable quality services and the obstacles encountered in accessing services by those in need, OADCPH seeks to develop and implement new products. , new services or new models and / or working methods.
OADCPH’s 3D Fablab makes it possible to print orthotics and experiment with other innovative responses to issues in disability and public health settings in general with 3D technology.
3. Advisory support for the development of services and for technical questions
It thus supports its members and other rehabilitation actors:
In the discovery and knowledge of new suppliers and their products
In the choice of quality material
In the design of the centers, the organization of the rooms and the installation of equipment
In project writing
In the search for funding
In carrying out their various projects
This component intervenes daily in support of all other areas of intervention of the OADCPH.
The OADCPH intervenes mainly in the field of disability, however it also has its know-how at the service of any structure or health professional requesting its support.
5. Supplying the centers with materials and components for rehabilitation care through the Purchasing Center
For those who need them, access to mobility aids such as prostheses, orthotics and wheelchairs is hampered by a number of factors, including the cost of services. The cost of services is directly affected by such factors as the cost of the products, high procurement costs, the complex and lengthy process of importing products, the variety of suppliers, etc. The OADCPH associative purchasing center was created to help providers of mobility assistance services overcome these obstacles.
OADCPH’s central purchasing body works tirelessly to provide mobility assistance service providers in Africa with a wide range of quality products; at different levels of sophistication and price, allowing them to choose the most appropriate solution for their clients and for the context in which they work. Not only does the central purchasing body continually research new products, but it has also adopted a strategy to offer the most affordable prices to its customers by striving to:
• Adopt an approach centered on the pooling of requests: the purchasing center aggregates the requests of its customers allowing it to negotiate the lowest possible prices with manufacturers, thus, its customers regardless of the size of their orders. , benefit from these group purchases;
- Keep its operating costs as low as possible;
- Keep the selling price as low as possible
Thanks to the central purchasing office that it has set up, OADCPH makes mobility aids, consumables, raw materials and rehabilitation equipment available in Africa, by sourcing from various suppliers. international. It thus facilitates the acquisition of the various member rehabilitation centers and structures in 34 African countries, mainly low and middle income countries by using its skills, expertise and dynamism for rapid delivery by land, air and maritime.
Today, the OADCPH purchasing center supplies 19 of the 50 products that are part of the “List of priority products and technical aids”. Today it has a warehouse of 400 m2 with a capacity of ‘about 100 tons.