Evaluation of Diakonia/NAD Rehabilitation Programme in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), Jordan and Lebanon
In 1996 RHF/IF started a pilot project for early intervention, treatment, rehabilitation and follow-up of children with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in Africa. The aims of the project are “to improve the lives of persons with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and their families, by organising appropriate training, surgery and rehabilitation, through existing medical, therapeutic and community based services in the different partner countries and to prevent these impairments as much as possible”. In 2005 RHF/IF decided that they wanted an external evaluation of some of the programmes and they chose to evaluate the programmes in Kenya and Uganda. The two countries were chosen because the programmes here have been established for some years. RHF/IF stated that the general aim of the evaluation was “to get an opinion of the influence that the project has on the lives of the parents, children and families”.