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2.96. Spinal Cord Injury Resources in SOUTH AFRICA

Disabled People South Africa
DPSA ensures a special focus on the development of women and youth in all its programmes. Creates opportunity for disabled people to access education and training. Advocates for Government to adopt policies to advance the rights of disabled people. Lobbies and campaigns for integration of disability into national socio-economic development strategy. Supports business development services for entrepreneurs with disabilities. Deploys disabled people in rural communities to inform other disabled people and the communities about their rights.

National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa
The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA) is a non-government organization for persons with physical disabilities that provides services to persons with mobility impairments.

QuadPara Association of South Africa
The Association strives to prevent spinal cord injury, as well as protect and promote the interests of people with mobility impairments by formulating a national policy and strategy, to develop and ensure the full potential and quality of their lives.


Southern African Spinal Cord Association
The Southern African Spinal Cord Association (SASCA) provides information to health care professionals and policy makers, promotes the treatment and rehabilitation of the spinal cord injured, and networks with governmental and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and other service providers.
The Society strives to achieve and maintain the highest standard of excellence and ethical practice in the treatment of patients with spinal disorders. It supports proper scientific research and the sharing of such knowledge through publications, congresses, courses and interaction with other similar international organisations.

The Chaeli Campaign
The Chaeli Campaign mobilises the minds and bodies of children with disabilities by providing assistive devices and therapies, as well as running educational and advocacy programmes and events - all with inclusion as the driving passion. We are active in six provinces of South Africa (Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KZN, Free State and Mpumulanga) as well as supporting a group of 16 families with children with disabilities in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe.
A new SMS information service for disabled people in South Africa. Disabled people, especially those living in rural parts of South Africa, often find it difficult to get information about the rehabilitation services that are available to them from government departments and NGOs in their area. This initiative was created for this purpose.
Uhambo Foundation
Uhambo Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities in less-resourced settings by establishing a safe and effective network and sustainable model of distribution and support of assistive devices.
CO-FOUNDER abdikader
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