Specialist Surgery for Children
Duration: 2018 to 2020
Approximately 2.5 million children live with some form of disability in Uganda, caused mainly by communicable diseases acquired before the age of five, accidents and inadequate prenatal and neonatal healthcare services. Children from poorer households are at a significantly higher risk of disability. An estimated 80% of disabilities amongst children in Uganda remain untreated due to limited access to surgical and specialised services and widespread poverty. Social and economic independence significantly improves through timely surgical interventions that alleviate disabling conditions.
HOW WE ARE HELPING
- Providing high quality orthopaedic and plastic surgery.
- Providing rehabilitation services such as Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychological and Speech Therapy and assistive devices.
- Strengthening community outreach services to identify, assess and refer vulnerable children with disabilities in remote areas.
YOU CAN HELP CHILDREN NEEDING SPECIALIST SURGERY IN UGANDA