According to the World Health Organization, at least 10 percent of Africans live with a disability. Ninety percent of children with disabilities in Africa do not attend school.
In countries where there are hardly any social security nets, disability leads to a destructive cycle of poverty. Yet many disability cases could have been prevented with prompt treatment.
Pulitzer Center student fellow Jae Lee from Washington University follows the story of a boy who was taken to three health centers but did not receive treatment—it was the lack of care that led to his disability.