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In Benin, many families do not have access to quality paediatric medical care. To ensure that children suffering from serious surgical conditions can be cared for, transfers to Europe and surgical missions on site are carried out in a paediatric surgery block. Terre des hommes (Tdh) has two main aims in Benin: to facilitate access to specialised care on the spot and to ensure health transfers of complex cases of children who cannot be operated in their country to Europe.

What we do

Specialised care

Thanks to the partnership with the Fondation Chirurgie pour l'Enfance Africaine (FCEA), Tdh has facilitated the construction of an operating block dedicated to paediatric surgery in a departmental hospital, thus improving access to paediatric care and offering children care in their region. In addition, Tdh takes care of the transfer to Europe of children who cannot be operated locally and provides them with consultations and surgical care.

Terre des hommes in Benin

Beneficiaries 2021



Expatriate employees / National employees


0 / 5

Budget 2021


CHF 145,933.- 

Where we work


Terre des hommes begins its activities in Benin.
Start of health transfers of children to Europe.
Start of surgical missions.
Establishment of a temporary shelter for children who are victims of exploitation, trafficking and abuse.
Opening of a unit at the departmental hospital to care for premature, malnourished or sick children.
Launch of a cross-border project to combat child exploitation in Benin and Nigeria.
Launch of the Integrated Child Protection Programme (PROGIPE).
Inauguration of a new paediatric surgery block.
Launch of the Protection of Migrant Children along the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Project (CORAL).

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Annual report 2021
Specialised care programme - Annual Report 2017
Thematic policy - Mother and child health
Courage No. 50 - Journey towards life
Project for the Protection of Migrant Children Along the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor

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