SCI  Resources

Cost of Devices in Africa

"Everyone has a right to certain products and devices that can help them function in everyday life. This is the stance of the World Health Organisation (WHO), which has published a list of the most important of these devices. It includes things like walking aids, wheelchairs and braille displays.
But assistive technologies, as they are called, are difficult to access in many parts of Africa. This is a huge problem because the prevalence of disabilities on the continent is estimated at 15.6%. With a population of more than one billion, the number of people in need of at least one assistive product in Africa stands at over 200 million, and that figure is projected to double by 2050."

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Framework for Improving Access to Assistive Technology (WHO)

"6. In 2018, the World Health Assembly adopted resolution WHA71.8 on improving access to quality assistive technology at an affordable cost, strengthening national efforts and fostering international cooperation, thereby recalling the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
In 2019, the Declaration of Astana on primary health care and the Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020–2030 underscored the need to model specific measures to improve access to assistive technology in order to “leave no one behind” and to make progress towards achieving universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals."

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SCI Resource List: Health Facilities, Health Workers & Peer Supporters

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Claude Amiet
Angola Luanda National minister in charge of disability in Angola
Teresa Quivienguele,  Directora
Nacional de Inclusão da Pessoa com Deficiência

+244 924308414
+244 917898825
Botswana Gaborone Princess Marina Hospital 14 Kobamelo Sekakela
Medical Officer
+267 362 1418 Spinal Unit
Cameroon Bamenda,
North West Region
St Joseph Children and Adult Home
152 Mambu Bafut
Bp 2177
NW Cameroon
General ward
Democratic Republic of Congo Kinshasa University Clinics of Kinshasa
Kimwenza Road
Mount Amba
Municipality of Lemba

Prof. Nkiama Constant:
00243 817 364 540
Prof. Nkakudulu: 
00243 999 959 552
Honoré Georges Meya:
00243 98 169 513
General ward
Democratic Republic of Congo Kinshasa Research University Hospital of Kinshasa* DRCongo
Maurice MABANZA MAHUNGU MSc Kinesiology Assistive
Ethiopia Addis Ababa POC
Ato Assefa Bareil 0911228632 Wheelchair access point
Ethiopia Addis Ababa Cheshire Service

Ato G/medhin Bekele 0911204713
Ethiopia Addis Ababa St. Paul Medical Centre
Tesfaye Berhe
Sisay Gisaw
Tilahun Desta (+251-911425048)
SCI service
Ethiopia Amhara Bahir Dar PRC
Bahir Dar PRC Belaynesh Tafere W/ro Yalemwork Yetayew 0588209406 0938623242
Wheelchair access point
Ethiopia Amhara Dessie PRC
Ato Alelegen Yimamu 0922094446
Wheelchair access point
Ethiopia Assela Assela PRC
Ato Aschalew Tasew 0911313923
Ethiopia Diredawa Cheshire services Diredawa PRC
Ato Abera Demissie 0925293499

Ethiopia Gambella P Gambella PRC
Wang Pal:
BoLSA Manager:
BoLSA Deputy Manager:

Ethiopia Menagesha Cheshire services Menagesha PRC
Ato Kedier 0943809833
Ethiopia Nekemet Oromia BoLSA
Nekemet PRC
Ato Alemu 0911806097

Ethiopia SNN Arba Minch Arba Minch PRC SNNPR BoLSA head
Ato Tefera Wolka 0916854301
Balguda Badiso 0911345009

Ghana Kumasi Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital
Dr Abena Tannor

Madagascar Antananarivo University Hospital Joseph Ravoahangy Andrianavalona 03 Dr Renaud 00261348100772 Spinal Unit
Malawi Blantyre Kachere Rehabilitation Center
Alex Dzinkambani General ward
Malawi Blantyre Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital
Prof. Nyengo Mkandawire General ward
Malawi Blantyre Queen Elizabeth Central
Langsfield Mwahimba Wheelchair Technologist Physiotherapist

Mozambique Maputo Maputo Central Hospital
Dr. Levy Pinto (Psychiatrist)
+258 84 503 3693 General ward
Namibia Windhoek, Khomas Region Windhoek Central Hospital 19 Saara Nasheya
Medical Doctor
Tel: +264 61 203 3113
Spinal Unit
Nigeria Ibadan University College Hospital
Dr Olusegun Adejare, PT +234-8053675165
Nigeria Kano

Amina Rahma Audu +234-34505203 Peer supporter
Nigeria Kano

Hadiza Mohammed Ali 07038281443 Peer supporter
Nigeria Kano

AWOBONA Ayodele 08056181329 Peer supporter
Nigeria Kano

Alabede Olatunji Sope 07030405860 Peer supporter
Nigeria Kano

Egede Maureen Chioma 080 69643816 Peer supporter
Rwanda Southern Province HVP Gatagara 14 Brother Kizito
B.P. 1134, Kigali
Tel: (+250)788300988
Fax: (+250) 578.161
Orthopaedic Hospital
Regional Centre of Excellence in Biomedical Engineering and eHealth.
David Tumusiime
PT at University of Rwanda
Rwanda Assistive Technology Access (RATA)
Rene William Ngabo
President and Legal Representative
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Subhash SINHA
Avenue de Kiyovu,
PO Box 735, Kigali
T +250 252 57 27 85
M +250 (0) 788 381 142
Regional Physical Rehabilitation Manager for East Africa
Humanitarian international
Somalia Mogadishu Hargeisa Centre
Hargeisa- Mohamoud- Galkayo- Ahmed-"Ahmed Jama"

South Africa Eastern Cape
East London
Frere Hospital (public)   Lindy Richter
043 709 2074
Head of Physiotherapy General ward
South Africa Eastern Cape
East London
Life St Dominic’s Hospital 28 043 707 9000
Rehab hospital with SCI ward
South Africa Free State Bloemfontein Life Pasteur Hospital 47 051 520 1207
Rehab hospital with SCI ward
South Africa Gauteng Vosloorus Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital 18 Physio
011 590 0114/0144
Spinal unit
South Africa Gauteng Pretoria Tshwane Rehabilitation Hospital 61 Screening Coordinator
071 600 1338
012 354 6799
012 354 6131 Rehab hospital with SCI ward
South Africa Gauteng
Dr George Mukhari Hospital 19 Spinal unit:
012 529 3783/4
012 521 3180
Deloris, Operational Manager:
OT Department:
Spinal Unit
South Africa Gauteng, Edenvale Edenvale Hospital 14 Spinal unit:
011 321 6123
None Rehab ward
South Africa Gauteng Johannesburg Life Riverfield Lodge 87 087 3523765

South Africa Gauteng Johannesburg Life New Kensington Clinic 42 011 538 4700/09
Rehab hospital with SCI ward
South Africa Gauteng Johannesburg Netcare Rehabilitation Hospital
011 489 1335/
011 489 1212
Rehab hospital with SCI ward
South Africa Gauteng Johannesburg South Rand Hospital
Rehab ward:
011 681 2135 Rehab ward
South Africa Gauteng Pretoria Life Eugene Marais Hospital 386 011 334 2777
Hospital with SCI ward
South Africa Gauteng Pretoria Mediclinic Muelmed
012 341 1909
Spinal Unit
South Africa KwaZulu Natal, Durban Life Entabeni Hospital 450 +27 (0)31 204 1300
Spinal Unit
South Africa Mpumalanga, Nelspruit (Mbombela) M-Care Hospital +27 (0)13 741 1771
Rehab hospital with spinal unit 
South Africa Mpumalanga, Nelspruit (Mbombela) Stepmed Paramedical Centre +27 (0)13 741 4911
+27 (0)13 741 2348
Out patient unit catering for spinal cord patients 
South Africa North West Province Potchefstroom
Witrand Hospital
Elizabeth Mpolokeng
018 2949105
Spinal Unit
South Africa Western Cape, Cape Town Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital 36 021 506 5111
Spinal Unit
South Africa Western Cape
Cape Town
Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre 156 Manager Medical Services:
Dr H.E. Sammons
Ms T. McKee
021 370 2315
DD Health Support:
Ms J. White
021 370 2317
021 370 2300/2313
Fax: 021 370 2400 Rehab hospital
Tanzania Tanzania Kilimanjaro Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Unit 25 Dr Halleluja
KCMC Hospital
P.O. Box 3010, Moshi, Tanzania Spinal unit
Tanzania Kilimanjaro/Moshi Kilimanjaro Association of the Spinally Injured
0621 941 921/
0755 854 440
Tanzania Kilimanjaro/Moshi Songambele
Faustina Urassa +255 715 807 003
PO Box 10304 Society
Mulago Hospital
Dr. Nyati Mallon
Spinal Unit
Spinal injury support society
Jairus Wanyera Society

Chingola South Side Clinique
Shadrick G Lungu +260965999979

Zambia Lusaka

Zimbabwe Harare RUWA Rehabilitation Centre 52 Dr R. Musara:
Medical Superintendent
Mr Brooke Chimoto:
Chief Therapist
+263 77 225 5474
+263 71 605 0173 Rehab Hospital
Zimbabwe Harare Ministry of Health and Child Care

Cecilia Nleya,
Deputy Director Rehabilitation Services,
Phone: +263 4 790513
Cell: +263 772 476 973
+263 713 776 122
Health Ministry
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Updated: 11 January 2022

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