Contribution of perinatal conditions to cerebral palsy in Uganda

by Jane Hassell, Cally Tann, Richard Idro et al.
The Lancet Global Health, Vol. 6, March 2018

2 pp. 58 kB

Worldwide, an estimated 93 million children are disabled, 80% of whom live in low-income countries. Cohort studies in high-income countries attribute more than 50% of cerebral palsy cases to premature birth or prenatal causes. Equivalent data have been difficult to obtain in low-resource settings, limiting the ability to lobby for better service provision for these children.

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