Healing Individuals. Transforming the Community.
The Plaster House is the home of the Rehabilitative Surgery Programme, a programme of the Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre in Northern Tanzania. It was established in 2008 to provide a unique and loving home away from home for children receiving pre- and post-operative care and rehabilitation for a surgically correctable disability.
The Rehab Surgery Programme provides corrective surgery and rehabilitation to children up to the age of 18 who have a congenital or acquired disability.
In Tanzania, children with correctable disabilities are often hidden from the view of others, without treatment they will grow up to be a burden on their community. Our outreach programme works to change this perception through education and increase the number of patients we treat each year.