The focus for LAMB is on children with disabilities, although adults are also sometimes assisted.
Rehabilitation Intensive Care
- At the hospital site there is a short term residential facility with 12 beds where a children and parent can stay while they receive more extensive examination or therapy, or are being fitted with assistive devices
- A trained physiotherapist, with skilled assistants, is available to analyse cases and develop therapy and exercise programs for patients
- Assistive devices – wheelchairs, limb supports, etc. – are made at LAMB (or for LAMB) or are purchased, for provision to patients as necessary
- The Ponsetti Method for treating clubfeet has been used for since 2009 and the program is part of a national network for club foot restorative work.
- A limited nutrition support program is in place for disabled children admitted to the hospital or Rehab Centre, as a large proportion of disabled children are malnourished (or vice versa).
- There is a small program for adults with disabilities recently started at LAMB. An experienced expatriate now provides nursery management training for a growing group of local men with mostly physical but some mental disabilities. They are encouraged to begin a nursery at their own residence for income generation, which increases the dignity of an often-neglected group.