The Swiss Cerebral Palsy Registry: a tool to improve the health of disabled children

Swiss Cerebral Palsy Registry illustration

Children with cerebral palsy not only have difficulty moving but can have other health issues such as speech or learning problems.

Caused by brain damage or malformation that occurs before, during, or immediately after birth, around 160 children are born with cerebral palsy every year in Switzerland. Though it is the most common physical disability in children, we have had no systematic collection of data to the determine the scope of the problem and improve the health of these children.

To change this, a group of Swiss paediatricians has founded a Swiss registry for cerebral palsy (SCPR). Financed primarily by the Stiftung Cerebral, SCPR is maintained by ISPM.

For more information, contact Anne Tscherter.

Kick-off meeting of the SCPR: 29 September 2016, Swiss Federation of Clinical Neuro-Societies (SFCNS) Congress, Basel.

Bild Quelle: Stiftung Cerebral