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Spina bifida and hydrocephalus

Ambrose fills up with petrol at a garage before visiting patients’ homes
International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus/Io Cooman


In Isingiro, western Uganda, Ambrose Ganshanga prepares to visit children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. By going to his patients’ homes, he gets to know each of their living conditions and is able to give them the best support possible. He follows WHO’s guidelines on community-based rehabilitation to enhance the quality of life of children with disabilities and their families.

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