Breaking down barriers to quality of life
SignHealth International - improving access to healthcare for Deaf people in Uganda
This is ongoing
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
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...
Access to healthcare
Community and support groups
Networking and advocating
This project sets out to combat the poor physical and mental health of the deaf community in rural Uganda.
We are always happy to report back to donor organisations on the progress of our projects.
Budget - Project Cost: £35,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £35,000 SignHealth International SignHealth International
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Grant-making organisation £500 Guaranteed
Deaf Ugandans living in isolation on the fringes of their communities.
SignHealth International is part of SignHealth, the national healthcare charity for deaf people. SignHealth international was formed in 2009 when we set up out first overseas project, SignHealth Uganda.
Read more about the Charity running this project.