Disabilities

ReSound, headquartered in Denmark, is part of the world's largest providers of hearing instruments and diagnostic audiological instrumentation. They are represented in more than 80 countries and work with researchers to apply technology to real human situations. The Office of Global Health Initiatives is partnering with ReSound to provide hearing aids for children in Uganda.

The Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center offers innovative services to children and adults with communication disorders and specialized education needs. The Office of Global Health Initiatives is collaborating with the Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center to provide hearing aids for children in Uganda.

The Katalemwa Cheshire Home (KCH) for rehabilitation services begain in 1971 and provides holistic rehabilitation services to children with disabilities and their families in Uganda. The Office of Global Health Initiatives partners with the KCH in a study that aims to design and implement a community-based program in remote, rural villages that identifies, diagnoses, treats and advances opportunities for children with a range of physical disabilities.

CDR is an NGO committed to the rehabilitation of children with special needs and the empowerment of their parents or caregivers. CDR supports communities in becoming agents of change in local social and economic development. The Office of Global Health Initiatives partners with CDR on a project that has been developed to involve the use of mobilte technology to support the education of community-based rehabilitation workers and families in the effective care and support of the children in Uganda.

The Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy seeks to bring positive changes in the lives of people with cerebral palsy through policies and service provisions designed to enhance their individual skills and knowledge as well as give them opportunities to exercise their constitutional rights and participate and contribute to the community and country. The Office of Global Health Initiatives partners with the Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy in Kolkata on a project to develop a new training model for community-based workers who care for and support disabled children.