Uganda

Fast Facts

COUNTRY PROFILE

  • Population: 41.5 million
  • Partners: Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services of Uganda (CoRSU) Hospital
  • Based in: Entebbe, Uganda
  • Partner since: 2018

PROGRAM FOCUS

  • Mobilization and transportation assistance for children from rural districts with a high incidence of cleft lip and palate
  • Promoting community awareness about comprehensive cleft care through radio talk shows and community workshops
  • Providing hospital-based nutritional support, speech therapy and counselling

RECENT SUCCESSES

  • New three-year project launched in 2020 to expand comprehensive cleft care services for patients affected by cleft lip and palate, and their families
  • 170 families received care in partnership with CoRSU Hospital

KEY CHALLENGES

  • Long travel distances: The communities served are quite remote, and as a result, are often not equipped with facilities and qualified personnel to deliver surgery and speech therapy close to home
  • Awareness: A lack of community knowledge about the condition and the importance of comprehensive cleft care

Learn more about our work in Uganda!

Listen to Caring for Cleft: Episode 4 – Cleft Surgery in East Africa

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