Specialised Assessment in Uganda – Kyaninga Child Development Centre

Approximately 1 in 10 children in Uganda are born with a disability and many more develop disabilities early on in life due to poor diet, illness or injury. With very few resources and services available to children with disabilities, families must often bear the additional expense of travelling long distances to access specialist medical care.

App2vox took on the Kyaninga Child Development Centre and is going to provide the trial service to two fascinating children living with autism.

App2vox Support Co-ordinator, John Ferguson had the pleasure of meeting with Fiona Beckerlegge, a Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist who is also the Clinical Director of the centre.

Kyaninga Child Development Centre is based in Fort Portal, 320km from Kampala in the Kabarole district in western Uganda. The centre was established to provide much needed high quality specialised and affordable assessment, treatment, education and support to children with disabilities. The centre has highly experienced physiotherapists, they assess and treat babies, children and young adults with a wide range of injuries and disabilities including, but not limited to cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, paralysis, downs syndrome and autism spectrum disorders.