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The Gaza CBR Programme includes:
Individual care plans are developed for each child to increase their health, mobility, independence and quality of life to the maximum extent possible.
In our well established Gaza CBR programme, working with local partners National Society for Rehabilitation and Palestine Medical Relief Society, we have supported 2,410 children with a range of specialised and community based rehabilitation services including over 13,440 physiotherapy and occupational therapy sessions. Through these sessions, children learnt basic exercise routines to better manage daily life activities. A range of specialized assistive devices such as wheelchairs, elbow crutches, and walking frames were distributed to children to improve their mobility and overall independence. Throughout our programme, we continue to deliver medical follow up sessions, providing children with medical kits, and essential medications for the treatment of wounds, ulcers and infections.
To increase their knowledge on issues surrounding rehabilitation, mothers and community members attended awareness sessions where they received training on first aid management and given advice on the importance of a healthy diet for children with disabilities. Parents were also trained on how to maintain the daily exercise routines in order to improve their child’s independence. There was a significant improvement noted in the mother’s knowledge on rehabilitation issues; after the activities parents expressed how happy they were to have learnt new techniques in providing better care for children.
|Rehabilitation Services and Awareness Sessions||Number of beneficiaries|
|Occupational therapy sessions||364|
|Activities of daily living sessions||153|
|Provision of assistive devices||511|
|Mothers awareness sessions||689|
|Community awareness sessions||1509|
|Medical follow up services, and provision of medical kits||106|
This year-long project improved the health, mobility and living conditions of children with disabilities (CwD) in Gaza and increased their inclusion in the community. The project reached out to 1,297 children (297 more than originally planned) with a wide range of services:
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