Uganda 1, Kampala
In Uganda, older persons are defined as persons aged 60 years and above. According to the Uganda National Housing and Population Census 2002, the population of older persons was approximately 1.1 million. Today we live in a rapidly aging society. The number of elderly people in Uganda is rapidly growing each year. The shift in the population pyramid means that traditional healthcare systems must remain to support an increasing senior population efficiently. This added pressure on healthcare is significant. This year, the local partner was able to construct a new health- and wellness center for elderly people in Kampala. Nonetheless, global rising prices hindered the provision of much-needed physiotherapy equipment.
Physiotherapy Equipment for Elderly Centre
GRANT AMOUNT REQUEST
Uganda Reach the AgedAssociation (URAA)
To support the increasing senior population efficiently, the local partner proposes to provide the new health- and wellness center with accompanying physiotherapy equipment. If the center lacks this equipment, it is difficult to treat and support the elderly people in this region. Examples of the needed equipment include standing frames, dumbbells, therapy wedges, and wheelchairs, among other equipment.
The health and wellness center supports at least 1,440 patients per year. The facility is accessible exclusively to older persons. Moreover, the project promotes gender equality by ensuring a member ratio of 1:1 female to male ratio.
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