Comprehensive Community-Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) is a Tanzanian health care organization that works to prevent disability, provide affordable medical and rehabilitative services, and empower people with disabilities and their families. CCBRT was established in 1994 and has since grown to become Tanzania’s largest provider of disability and rehabilitation services. Its vision is to be the leading provider of accessible, specialized health services in Africa, with a mission to become a healthcare social enterprise serving the community and the most vulnerable with accessible, specialized services and development programs.
CCBRT implements a range of programs focused on disability, maternal and newborn health, and advocacy. Disability services include ophthalmology, orthopaedics and physical rehabilitation, and plastics and reconstructive surgery. CCBRT’s rehabilitation work, which includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy and P&O device provision, is provided from its centres in Dar es Salaam and Moshi, as well as in the community directly. CCBRT is on several national technical working groups, hosts a Prosthetic and Orthotic Centre of Excellence in partnership with ICRC Moveability Foundation, and serves as FIGO-accredited training site.