TOP
Friday,August 23,2019 16:49 PM

Jinja disabled kids get surgery

By Vision Reporter

Added 2nd November 2010 03:00 AM

ABOUT 60 children with disabilities were operated on during a two-week medical camp at Jinja Hospital.

By Jackie Nambogga

ABOUT 60 children with disabilities were operated on during a two-week medical camp at Jinja Hospital.

The camp was organised by the Uganda Society for Disabled Children and the Jinja Network of Parents Support.

Dolorence Were, the society’s monitoring and evaluation officer, said the camp, which ran from October 17 to 29, benefited children below 18 years.

She disclosed that the society had established an orthopaedic team to monitor the patients to ensure proper healing.

Katherine Tucker, who solicited the $150,000 (about sh3b) that facilitated the camp, warned parents against discriminating against children with disabilities.

Tucker, a former assistant head teacher at Gayaza High School, observed that many children in Uganda were suffering from disabilities that can be corrected, adding that she started fundraising for the camp in December last year.

Jinja disabled kids get surgery

Related Articles

More From The Author

Related articles