CoRSU is a hospital for people with disabilities. It provides free life changing orthopaedic and plastic surgery to children (below 18 years), thanks to the kindness of sponsors and donors. Children with cleft lip and/or palate deformities are an inevitable component of every culture and community throughout the world, and as the global population continues to increase, the global burden of cleft deformities escalates. Early surgical intervention is essential to improve the quality of life of these children.
Thanks to CoRSU, over 2000 children per year have a radical improvement in their quality of life after this surgery and are then able to take advantage of their education and social activities from which they were excluded. The type of surgery and rehabilitation varies on a case by case basis. The average cost of providing this life changing surgery and rehabilitation is USD 400.00 or EURO 300.00 or UGX 750,000 per child.
We at Brussels Airlines know CoRSU very well - our Bike for Africa trip of 2014 raised close to EUR 140.000 for this hospital. With this money the people at CoRSU were able to buy an operating table, two anaesthetic machines and lots of medical equipment. Furthermore, thanks to the donations of the bikers, the hospital is able to continue to provide free surgery to children in need. Read all about Bike for Africa here!
Donations are welcome on :
Swift Code: BARCUGKX
Bank: Barclays Bank of Uganda
Branch: Kampala Road