Policy Brief on Cerebral Palsy

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POLICY BRIEF ON AMENDMENT OF DISABILITY POLICY TO RECOGNISE CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY AND TO ESTABLISH A PHYSIOTHERAPY CENTRE

The proposed Disability Policy amendment is specifically to recognise Children with Cerebral Palsy and to establish a physiotherapy centre. The principles underpinning this recognition should be those of article 23 & 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. To support this policy there is a need to establish a new Physiotherapy Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy in Chawama Township.

  1. Statement of the Problem

 Children with Cerebral Palsy in Chawama Township do not have adequate physiotherapy exercises. Before detailing the problem, I would like to briefly discuss what Cerebral Palsy is. Cerebral Palsy is condition not a  disease and it is caused among other things lack of oxygen to the brain at birth or just after birth.   CP affects the child’s ability to move and maintain…

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