Engaging with disability organisations in Uganda

Moses, Kawikizi, Kasang, Christa, Hirsch, Ernst, Kawuma, Joseph, and Kuipers, Pim (2017) Engaging with disability organisations in Uganda. Leprosy Review, 88. pp. 416-418.

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In Uganda, disabled peoples’ organizations (DPOs), disability unions and the national disability council have the systems and a mandate to respond to the needs of people with disabilities. This short report presents aspects of a survey conducted in 2015 which explored the extent to which people affected by leprosy engage with, and benefit from these generic disability organisations.

Structured interviews were conducted with 144 people affected by leprosy, 102 people with other disabilities as well as with 86 service providers and workers in disability organisations. The survey showed evidence of the exclusion of people affected by leprosy from the disabled people’s organizations. The survey identified key reasons for such exclusion, from the perspective of service providers as well as from the perspective of people with leprosy-related and other forms of disability. Suggestions for addressing this concern are noted.

Item ID: 73999
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 2162-8807
Copyright Information: © 2017 British Leprosy Relief Association
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2022 01:54
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420305 Health and community services @ 45%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420318 People with disability @ 55%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2005 Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health) > 200503 Health related to specific ethnic groups @ 60%
20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200403 Disability and functional capacity @ 40%
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