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OGHI founder Arthur Goshin and his team are creating a community-based program in rural villages of India that focuses on children with a range of physical disabilities, and are developing training for workers who care for disabled children.

Photo provided by Arthur Goshin, MD, MPH

Treating Disabled Children

Arthur Goshin, MD, MPH

Location: Uganda
Department: Office of Global Health Initiatives; available for faculty and student collaboration, as well as for on-site global health fellowships funded through the Office of Global Health Initiatives. 

Collaborating with an in-country rehabilitation center, Katalemwa Cheshire Home, this study 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. The program includes referral for surgery when appropriate and/or the fitting of needed appliances. Family education and advocacy is also provided.

Additionaly, in collaboration with the Center for Disabilities and Rehabilitation, a project 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.

 

Caring for the Disabled

Photo provided by Arthur Goshin, MD, MPH

Arthur Goshin, MD, MPH

Location: India
Department:
Office of Global Health Initiatives; available for faculty and student collaboration, as well as for on-site global health fellowships funded through the Office of Global Health Initiatives. 

In Kolkata, the Office of Global Health Initiatives is collaborating with the Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy and Sangam, an organization working with more than 400 people with disabilities across different villages, on a project with an aim to develop a new model for training community-based workers who care for and support disabled children. The project includes training of community-based rehabilitation workers for Sangam to significantly expand the number of disabled children served. Currently, partners are developing educational videos for staff and parents on the improved caring of disabled children that will be available through the use of mobile technology.

Hearing Aids for Children

Arthur Goshin, MD, MPH

Location: Uganda
Department: Office of Global Health Initiatives; available for faculty and student collaboration, as well as for on-site global health fellowships funded through the Office of Global Health Initiatives.

In collaboration with ReSoundBuffalo Hearing and Speech Center, and appropriate in-country organizations, Ashley Eisen, AuD, will test and fit a significant number of hearing disabled children with new hearing aids.