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Welcome to Cerebral Palsy Africa

Cerebral Palsy Africa brings training and other support to those programmes that are already helping children with cerebral palsy in Africa.

Many children in Africa have cerebral palsy and, in African countries, there are physiotherapists or community workers to treat them but they lack specialist expertise.

There are very few therapists as a proportion of the population. Those few with specialist training, must be able to pass on their knowledge and skills to others, such as community workers, who can support families in the day to day rehabilitation of the children.

So CPA runs short training courses to start specialist training. We then offer longer, internationally recognised courses in Bobath/NDT so that there is an opportunity for each country to become self-sufficient in training.

In addition, the Paper Furniture Social Enterprise operates as a separate entity within Cerebral Palsy Africa. Using recycled paper and cardboard enables specialist furniture for children with cerebral palsy to be constructed at affordable cost.

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"So much we hear about Africa leaves us feeling down hearted but the work of Cerebral Palsy Africa gives us hope" Chair, University of the Third Age, Eyemouth

Physiotherapist and Child


Toys in Treatment

Practical session of the course in Zambia

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