Wheelchairs For Uganda
Our work

2023

Wheelchairs for Uganda

Type of campaign

Healthcare

Regions covered

Uganda

Projects undertaken

Needs-assessment and provision of wheelchairs.

Campaign objective

We want to provide equal access to wheelchairs, supporting vulnerable members of the community who are often marginalised and excluded.

Beneficiaries

Ugandans of all ages with physical disabilities.

Duration

During Ramadan

Funding

Community fundraising

Why we've funded this campaign ?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the prevalence of disabilities in Uganda is estimated to be around 12%, which is higher than the global average of 10%.

Despite the numbers, access to assistive devices like wheelchairs is limited. 95% of people who need wheelchairs are unable to get them.

Progress

What is the objective?

We want to improve mobility and quality of life for people with disabilities. The campaign was conceived to provide wheelchairs to people who can’t afford them. Improved mobility will enable them to participate in their communities, access education, healthcare, and employment opportunities, and ultimately improve their overall wellbeing.

Who does this campaign help?

This campaign helps both adults and children who have lower limb disabilities associated with hypertonic tones, partial paralysis, neglected club foot and post-traumatic disabilities. Access to wheelchairs will improve their mobility and quality of life.

How has the campaign been going?

This project involves a collaborative effort between assessors and healthcare professionals to evaluate the people who are most in need. After assessment, our healthcare professionals recommend a suitable wheelchair.

Our team has distributed 18 wheelchairs in Uganda.

Did the campaign encounter any obstacles?

None yet.

How has this campaign changed lives?

18 wheelchairs = significant, positive change for 18 people with disabilities.

By improving mobility, independence, and quality of life, we’ve contributed to promoting inclusivity, reducing stigma, and creating a more equitable society for all Ugandans.

What’s next for this campaign?

It costs £150 to provide one wheelchair to a person with a disability in Uganda.

There are still so many people who need wheelchairs. Salam Charity will continue to raise donations and reach more people, helping them to lead fulfilling lives.