One of the greatest hurdles preventing better disability care in developing countries is the shortage of specialised equipment. Without proper equipment it is difficult to treat health problems, and to give young people the personal mobility and skills they need to participate fully in the community.
CAPDA commissions equipment to meet the needs of the community. Where possible, we employ local manufacturers and tradespeople. This helps build the local economy by supporting jobs and injecting much-needed income into the community.
Equipment we have provided to date includes:
- Wheelchairs built to withstand local roads
- Walkers and other mobility aids
- Standing frames
- Special seating
- Balancing equipment
- Educational toys
- Communication materials
- Bicycles for outreach workers
- Toileting equipment
- Toolkits for wheelchair maintenance