Biography - Dr Louisa Mudawarima
Louisa Mudawarima is a Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician from Zimbabwe who works at the Children’s Rehabilitation Unit at Harare Central Hospital and is a lecturer with the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences. She trained at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. Louisa has interest in interdisciplinary management and community involvement in the care of children with disability and delineating the aetiology of disability in Southern Africa with the aim of reducing the incidence of preventable disability in the region. She has also noted the impact of cultural beliefs in the care seeking behaviour of families in Zimbabwe and believes more research is needed to explore cultural understanding of developmental disability and how to support families with affected children.