Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services in Uganda (CORSU)
Irene Nabalamba (Public Relations and Program Development Officer)
P.O Box 46, Kisubi,Plot 125 Kisubi, Entebbe, Entebbe
0794 900 104 / 0794 900 111
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Regional Area of Work
Districts of Active Projects
Buikwe, Bukomansimbi, Butambala, Buvuma, Gomba, Kalangala, Kalungu, Kampala, Kayunga, Kiboga, Kyankwanzi, Luweero, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Masaka, Mityana, Mpigi, Mubende, Mukono, Nakaseke, Nakasongola, Rakai, Sembabule, Wakiso, Amuria, Budaka, Bududa, Bugiri, Bukedea, Bukwa, Bulambuli, Busia, Butaleja, Buyende, Iganga, Jinja, Kaberamaido, Kaliro, Kamuli, Kapchorwa, Katakwi, Kibuku, Kumi, Kween, Luuka, Manafwa, Mayuge, Mbale, Namayingo, Namutumba, Ngora, Pallisa, Serere, Sironko, Soroti, Tororo, Abim, Adjumani, Agago, Alebtong, Amolatar, Amudat, Amuru, Apac, Arua, Dokolo, Gulu, Kaabong, Kitgum, Koboko,Kole,Kotido,Lamwo,Lira,Maracha,Moroto,Moyo,Nakapiripirit,Napak,Nebbi, Nwoya, Otuke, Oyam, Pader, Yumbe, Zombo, Buhweju, Buliisa, Bundibugyo, Bushenyi, Hoima, Ibanda, Isingiro, Kabale, Kabarole, Kamwenge, Kanungu, Kasese, Kibaale, Kiruhura, Kiryandongo, Kisoro, Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo, Masindi, Mbarara, Mitooma, Ntoroko, Ntungamo, Rubirizi, Rukungiri,Sheema
Major Sectors of Work
- Children and Youth
- Community Based Organisation
- Psycho-social Support / Counselling
Number of Paid Staff
More than 100
Approximate Yearly Turnover
More than Ush 5 billion
Main source of income
Second source of income
Income from services
CoRSU Rehabilitation Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre has grown out of work initiated in by a Canadian Orthopaedic Surgeon who came to Uganda and travelled to various hospitals to undertake reconstructive surgery. In 1999, CORU–Children’s Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Unit was opened at Mengo Hospital in cooperation with Katalemwa Cheshire Home (KCH) and the service was developed further in terms of quantity and quality of treatment offered. The continued co-operation between the surgeons, physiotherapists and orthopaedic technologists expanded and a more comprehensive approach to the treatment of CWDs was established. The plastic surgery service was initiated in 2005 to extend services to children with cleft lips and palates.
CORU’s activities in Mengo progressed with a small ward and two theatres with rehabilitation services at KCH. The increasing demand for surgery and rehabilitation meant that, a more modern and larger facility would be needed to accommodate a significant rise in patient numbers. The progressive growth of the activities, increasing demand for the service and the need for a larger space led to the establishment of CoRSU in 2006 and the development of CoRSU Rehabilitation Hospital, which officially opened on 27th March 2009.
CoRSU is a private non-profit and non-governmental organization in Uganda. CoRSU’s mandate is to prevent disability and to restore ability, or at least decrease the limiting effects of disabling physical conditions.
CoRSU aims to develop and strengthen an active network of service providers in Uganda to take responsibility in the prevention and cure of an increasing number of children and people with disability thus improving their quality of life. CoRSU is a Ugandan initiative reaching out over its boarders to neighbouring countries of the great lakes region. CoRSU also aims to ensure that equitable access to good quality preventable, curative, and rehabilitative and other service for people with disability in Uganda and neighbouring countries is available with special focus on children with physical impairments.
CoRSU endeavours to make its services accessible for all children with disability through free surgery and support towards the hospital stay and assistive devices.
At CoRSU children are provided with surgery, medical and social support, physiotherapy and mobility aids. Over 2000 children per year have a radical improvement in their quality of life after this surgery and are then able to take advantage of education and social activities from which they were previously excluded.
CoRSU’s human resources and infrastructure at present would allow 2400 children every year to undergo treatment assuming that enough funds are available.
Through its networking partners of about 25 organizations and outreach, CoRSU offers services to a total of 40million. Approximately 5000 people with disability annually will have directly benefited from services and experienced improved independence in terms of daily living skills, access to education and economic integration/inclusion in communities per year.
Through CoRSU services and activities, approximately 50,000 people annually (family and immediate neighbors) will have indirectly benefited and experienced an improvement of the quality of their life. Approximately 250,000 people annually (communities seeing the ability of PwDs) will have indirectly benefited and experienced a change in their attitude to disability. We hope to alleviate physical disability in the future generation of the country.
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