IF and Child-Help organised in Mombasa their biannual African workshop. 90 participants from Nigeria to Sudan and even from The Philippines shared their findings and expertise. The long cooperation with…

Exhausted in pain

16 November 2017
Pierre Mertens tells his story from the three worlds in which he has spent his life. "I am a visual artist and therefore I illustrated this essay with images of artworks…

In between two chairs

28 October 2017
In Dublin, I was looking for collaboration with the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS), a 6O-year-old umbrella organization for spinal injuries. ISCoS started after the Second World War for the…
25th of October: Here in Mombasa and all over the world we celebrate world Spina Bifida Day: putting attention to half a million new born babies with neural tube defects,…
Child-Help supports APEBI, the spina bifida association from Argentina, to expand the Latin American and the Caribbean Network for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. This summer a delegation visited Ecuador, to…

When the puzzle fits

28 August 2017
The German paediatrician Dr. Theresa Harbauer invited Pierre Mertens to Haydom to attend a seminar about Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Haydom is a small town in the middle of Tanzania,…
Lieven Bauwens, chairman of our partner-organization IF, the International Federation for Spine Bifida and Hydrocephalus addressed the member states during a conference of the United Nations. During his speech, he…
The Flemish Association for Spina Bifida (VHS) contributes to the Child-Help project in Rwanda. Hugo Van Den Berghe, secretary of VHS, provides additional Child-Help material to the hospital of our…
Sofie was born with a disability. She spent her childhood in the hospital, rather than at school. During her whole life, she has been fighting to stay alive. Today she…
Usratuna is a rehabilitation center located in Juba, South-Sudan. Even during these difficult times of conflict and unstability, Usratuna keeps fighting for the quality of life of children with an…
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