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Children with disabilities face critical problems for their well being.

World Action Fund in Uganda welcomes partnership and support from individual donors, corporates, hospitals and governments for medical and surgical operations that involves costs. We indent to extend sponsored support to these children to provide a wide range of related services including: medical rehabilitation services such as physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, counselling and occupational therapy, assistive devices, nutritional rehabilitation, orthopaedic workshop for the repair of assistive devices. It should be noted that the average cost of surgical procedures performed at the private hospitals ranges from $300 to over $2,000. , most families can’t afford these costs, unless sponsored, as children are seen growing with physical disabilities as a result of limitations of finances.

Simple disabilities that can easily be corrected on children, the target age 1-8 years from poor families who can't afford medical bills, transport costs are high...these children end growing with multiple disabilities without correction in West Nile region of Uganda, where disability cases are on increase.

Activities:

• Mobilization, assessment, and screening of Children with disabilities in at least 11 districts of West Nile sub region of Uganda.
• Conduct an assessment for provision of pre/post-surgical rehabilitation for 200 children in the respective hospitals
• Procure assistive devices to mobility and functionalities of a disable child
• Conduct radio talk shows on Disability prevention ( for each targeted districts)
• Conduct refresher training for 30 Village Health Teams in each targeted district on Disability Prevention and Early Detection

How will the funds be used:

Facilitate children for referral to hospitals for correction and this will include: paying medical bills, transport costs to and from, meals with their caretakers.

Furthermore this will help:

• Increase level of awareness on disability in the communities.
• Increase in the number of needy children with disabilities receiving corrective surgeries and rehabilitation services at the various hospitals.
• Increase efficiency in surgery and rehabilitation support
• Increase visibility of WAF and partners
• Increase capacity of Community Based rehabilitation workers to monitor existing initiatives in supporting children with disabilities by duty bearers.
• Improve quality of infrastructure for service delivery at the rehabilitation centre before referral to the respective hospitals

health, Disability