In Dar Es Salaam the CCBRT hospital discontinued offering surgery for children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. The parent group approached the press and politicians to advocate the right to treatment of their children. And with success! The national hospital MOI took over. Child-Help trained the local neurosurgeon in the newest surgery techniques (ETV/CPC) in our project in Mbale and also pays for the shunts. It is a first project where the country takes its full responsibility. Without the active lobbying of the parent group, this would never have happened. The parent group in Tanzania is very active and has been able to gather funds itself for medical equipment of MOI.
Child-Help has built a House of Hope in the South of Dar es Salaam at UZIMA. YWAM and ASBATH are running it and it hosts mothers and children before and after surgery.
In Arusha, Child-Help started a surgical project in the ALMC, because nothing else is available anymore in this area. It is a modern hospital which offers services to Maasai. Attached to the hospital is a guesthouse where children can stay for a while. Because many orthopedic surgeries take place in the ALMC, it is known as the "Plaster house".
CCBRT still does CBR work in the region of Dar Es Salaam. At the foot of Kilimanjaro our children can also go to them for CBR.