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Special Needs Program Update 2023

The Special Needs Program at MCV was started in 2008 by Mary Pomeroy, a pediatric physical therapist who is also an MCV board member. The program provides therapy and adaptive equipment to children in need and is village-based care which allows families and patients to avoid the burden of travel for care. The program also provides advocacy and education to reduce stigma and shame.

An adaptive device-wheelchair.

The Program has been very busy this last year! Here are some numbers

  • 362: Number of clinic visits
  • 196: Total number of clients
  • 85: Standing frames built
  • 54: Cerebral Palsy Chairs built
  • 34: Wheelchairs built
  • 20kg bags of maize to each family

MCV technical students build each of the adaptive devices.

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Another example of an adaptive device made to help children become mobile and participate in their worlds!