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Six year old David (not his real name) has hydrocephalus, also known as water on the brain, and epilepsy. His mother had a caesarean section because even before he was born his head was very large. After birth he was referred to CCBRT (Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania) where David had a shunt inserted in his head to remove the excess fluid which was causing pressure on his brain. The fact that David was treated very quickly has probably saved him from ending up with severe disabilities. Now David is under the care of the community programme team at CCBRT who regularly visit him at his home in a Dar Es Salaam suburb. The mother was shown exercises on how to improve the mobility of her son.