Access to Healthcare

With our Access to Healthcare program, we strive to help people in developing countries get the professional help they deserve so they can live life with dignity. 

Creating long-term sustainable partnerships Creating long-term sustainable partnerships Access to Healthcare projects are based on local and international partnerships with organisations that have significant and demonstrated experience within the fields of stoma, continence and wound care. Read more
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Creating long-term sustainable partnerships

The program works in partnership with local stakeholders to improve conditions for those with intimate healthcare needs. That means project partners can expect to work closely in the field with representatives from a local Coloplast subsidiary in shaping and implementing projects. Project ideas can be initiated by both external partners or by Coloplast, but are typically developed and finalised together.

 

In all instances, Access to Healthcare seeks partners who share our goal of building better intimate healthcare for end users in project countries, and who have demonstrated expertise in project and program management.


Who are our partners?

Examples of past and current international partners include the World Council for Enterostomal Nurses (WCET), the  International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS), while examples of local partners extend to organisations like the China Nursing Association and AMCHICHAC (Asociación Méxicana para el Cuidado Integral y Cicatrización de Heridas A.C.).

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Helping people with intimate healthcare needs Helping people with intimate healthcare needs Access to Healthcare projects typically focus on one or more of the following: Read more
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Improving capacity for better intimate healthcare

In other words, building capacity for better intimate healthcare within bowel, urinary or wound diseases through training of healthcare practitioners (nurses, doctors, surgeons or other providers of care).

 

Promoting awareness and understanding

Helping those with intimate healthcare needs better explain and address the challenges they face in living with chronic bowel, urinary or wound diseases.  The measures might include the formation of end user groups and peer-to-peer programmes that address quality of life issues or address taboos or difficulties that individuals face in their daily living.

 

Advocacy

Working with healthcare practitioners and health policy makers to improve standards of care and provide more robust treatment and reimbursement environments for those with intimate healthcare needs.

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