Empowering Disabled Children to Play via Early Assistive Technology Access

Build A World Of Play Challenge
Awardee
Clinton Health Access Initiative

Clinton Health Access Initiative will empower disabled children to play and thrive, by supporting sustainable and community-led government programs to provide early screening and life-changing assistive technology in eight countries.

Last Updated: December 2022
Competition Participation
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Subject
Early childhood education
  • Global Disability Innovation Hub
  • HearX Group
  • Uhambo Foundation
Current Work Location(s):
  • Ethiopia
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
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Priority Population(s):
  • Infants and toddlers
  • Children
  • People with disabilities
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 3. Good health and well-being
  • 4. Quality education
  • 10. Reduced inequalities
  • 17. Partnerships for the goals

Executive Summary

Millions of children with disabilities in low-resource settings are deprived of their basic right to play because they lack access to the necessary assistive technology. Early screening for disability and the provision of play therapy and assistive products (or ‘aids’) such as wheelchairs, hearing, and vision aids, are essential for these children early in life to promote their development and independence.

Charities offer donations, but this is not sustainable. It also excludes up to 95% of children who need assistive products. Since 2018, Clinton Health Access Initiative has supported eight governments to launch first-ever policies to galvanize radical change by integrating disability screening and provision of assistive technology into health facilities and at schools.

Now is the time to translate policies into tangible results, screening over ten million children for disability and providing aids and play therapy to 250,000 children who need it. This project will fundamentally transform health and education systems, so generations of disabled children can play and thrive.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Clinton Health Access Initiative

Organization Headquarters
United States
Organization ID
27-1414646
Number of Full-time Employees
> 1,000
Annual Operating Budget
$100.1 to 500 Million
Type
Non-profit

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