Children supported with wheelchairs in Moshi.
Greetings! We are happy to share with you some updates from our sister organization, CCBRT, from 2022.
After an extended construction and development period, 2022 saw the opening of the long-awaited Maternal Wing within CCBRT! The opening of the Maternal Wing has allowed CCBRT to continue to ensure availability of skilled attendance during delivery and access to 24-hour comprehensive emergency obstetric care for complicated deliveries. CCBRT continues to target patients who are former obstetric fistula patients, women with disabilities, and some referred high-risk clientele from regional referral hospitals. These targeted patients require free or subsidized services to provide the holistic care required. Now more than ever, with this expanded capacity to offer life-saving and life-changing maternal services, CCBRT relies on your support to continue to provide the high level of care for which they are renowned.
In 2022, CCBRT provided support to over 550 children with disabilities and their families at the House of Hope in Moshi. Specifically, 338 children were reached through support from Wheelchairs for Kids, with critical support offered by the Dorothea H. Ross Foundation. CCBRT’s major objective for wheelchair service provision is to support children with disabilities to:
- Improve overall health and well-being;
- Promote their ability to go attend schooling; and
- Empower persons with disabilities and their families to engage in socioeconomic activities.
CCBRT was also able to welcome back Dr. Picard Undendele from Aravind Eye Care System in India, where he was pursuing fellowship studies in Pediatric Ophthalmology. His return in June 2022 has increased capacity for treatment of pediatric patients in need of eye treatment. Clinics are conducted on Monday and Wednesday, and surgeries are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursdays. The Ophthalmology department has recruited and is still recruiting more MDs to meet regional pediatric ophthalmology needs.
Your support through GlobalGiving provides critical support to CCBRT to support the continued provision of improved access to healthcare and assistive devices. On behalf of the team at Kupona Foundation, I thank you for your ongoing support.
President, Kupona Foundation Board of Directors
Dr. Picard Undendele conducting eye screenings.