By Sarah Namukisa
ENTEBBE – The founder of the Hydrocephalus and spinabifida initiative Patience Mbabazi has urged the government to punish men who abandon their children that suffer from Hydrocephalus.
Ms. Mbabazi was speaking to officials from Engage Africa at Mpala in Entebbe, Katabi Town Council where the NGO had visited and donated household items to the affected children.
She says that most women have been abandoned by their husbands claiming children with Hydrocephalus are a curse so they cannot stay at home anymore.
Diana Birungi, the country representative for Engage Africa said that the organisation decided to lend a helping hand to these vulnerable children.
“We have spent long time while helping these children under their umbrella called Hydrocephalus and spinabifida initiative and we shall continue helping them,” says Birungi.
She adds that these children use things items pampers, which are very expensive to their parents since they take them to hospitals from their childhood some of which they use for the rest of their lives this greatly impacts on their parents’ finances.
“We have spent a long time while helping these children under their umbrella called Hydrocephalus and spinabifida initiative and we shall continue helping them,” says Birungi.
She concluded by calling upon people to other organizations and individuals to come and help them because they keep many children and the facilities are few.