SignHealth

Breaking down barriers to quality of life

SignHealth International - improving access to healthcare for Deaf people in Uganda

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1011056)

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  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

Situation

In Uganda, very few healthcare professionals can communicate with deaf people and hold detrimental beliefs about deafness. A recent community awareness survey conducted by SignHealth Uganda suggested that over one third of Ugandan people believe deafness is caused by witchcraft or the devil. in addition, 20% of trained medical workers and 23% of teachers also believe this to be true. Consequently, deaf people are denied access to healthcare and education and are living on the fringes of th

Solution

By working with our Ugandan partners, we will raise awareness within communities on the issues surrounding deafness and its causes. We aim to train more healthcare professionals...