More than 19,000 children have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy in Kazakhstan. Twenty percent are undergoing rehabilitation, and the rest await in line for treatment.
There are 35 rehabilitation centres for children with cerebral palsy in the country. Government support provides for rehabilitation at least once a year at the National Centre for Children’s Rehabilitation, the Aksai national children’s clinical hospital and the Balbulak national children’s rehabilitation centre.
In 2014, the Kasiyetty Zhol public charity foundation opened a rehabilitation centre at Astana City Children’s Hospital No. 2. Two thousand nine hundred and thirteen children from all regions have since received assistance. In 2018 alone, 1,226 children were rehabilitated at the centre.
With the support of Samruk Kazyna Trust Social Projects Development Fund, Kasiyetty Zhol opened a similar rehabilitation centre in Shymkent in 2017. Every month, 50 children aged 2-15 years old with cerebral palsy, congenital malformations and Down syndrome undergo rehabilitation.