Healthcare Services for the Physically Challenged Persons in Africa: Challenges and Way Forward

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Healthcare Services for the Physically Challenged Persons in Africa: Challenges and Way Forward


JournalHealthcare Access – New Threats, New Approaches
Article typeBook chapter
Publication date – Oct – 2022
Authors – Malik Olatunde Oduoye, Aymar Akilimali, Umulkhairah Arama, Mohammed Fathelrahman Adam, Uwezo Biamba Chrispin and Bonk Muhoza Gasambi
KeywordsAfrica, healthcare, persons, physically challenged, Services, way forward
Open access – Yes
SpecialityHealth policy, Other, Trauma and orthopaedic surgery
World region Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa

Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on November 5, 2022 at 10:08 pm
Abstract:

This chapter is based on persons with physical disabilities in Africa, their challenges, and how it affects their health-seeking behaviors. We noticed that physical challenge has a substantial long-term adverse effect on one’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. Both the causes and the consequences of physical disability vary throughout the world, especially in Africa. Environmental, technical, and attitudinal barriers and consequent social exclusion reduce the opportunities for physically challenged persons to contribute productively to the household and the community and further increase the risk of falling into poverty and poor healthcare services. The inability of the physically challenged persons to perceive the lack of points of interest of government has intensified to make significant recommendations and possible solutions. This is appalling because the rate to which a community provides and funds restoration is a way of grading how much interest it has, and importance it connects to the quality of life of its citizens. We advocate and recommend swift actions and disability inclusiveness to accommodate persons with physical disabilities in Africa for them to have a good perception of life.

OSI Number – 21812

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