In Tanzania, many individuals with disabilities (PWDs) face the harsh reality of poverty. Unfortunately, health insurance companies often fail to cover essential assistive devices such as wheelchairs and vital rehabilitation services. As a result, numerous people with disabilities are confined to their beds at home, which exacerbates their poverty levels and exposes them to additional health challenges, including pressure sores, contractures, and hypostatic pneumonia.
Sub-Saharan Africa contains some of the world's lowest income (as per GDP) countries. This means for many people living in poverty they are at greater risk of health inequality. They do not have the financial means to effectively prevent, treat or access appropriate health interventions. Health inequality lowers access to rehabilitation specialist and lack of care can exacerbate the health condition.
We are raising funds to provide access to sustainable rehabilitation therapies that are crucial in reducing the vulnerability and isolation of those suffering with a disability in Tanzania. We do this, in the hope that we can increase the happiness, health, and quality of life for vulnerable individuals and their families.
Awareness raising about people with disabilities and long-term conditions, Sharing skills and knowledge with relevant professionals that will help facilitate accessible and comprehensive rehabilitation services, The use of therapeutic interventions and social outreach as a tool to support and empower marginalised people, and Supporting and developing accessible therapy services of clinical excellence.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).