Health for People with Disability
People living with disability suffer from numerous problems, including limited access to basic health care services. FAIRMED is bringing them in the forefront of development by raising awareness, reducing discrimination and building disabled friendly infrastructures through its Disability Inclusive Development Strategy.
Disability in Nepal
In Nepal, disability is often viewed as ‘punishment for sinful past lives’. People with disabilities are perceived as ‘bringing shame’ to the family while society lacks empathy. They suffer from both physical and mental health problems; lack key information and have only minimal access to health services, education, employment, public infrastructure, and other amenities. Their needs, rights and access to vital amenities including basic health care are often ignored—despite being a common challenge for all stakeholders.
FAIRMED believes that the issue of disability is common challenge that needs to be addressed by all. We believe that strategic interventions are necessary to address existing gaps between policy provisions and implementation, raise awareness, reduce discrimination and build disabled friendly infrastructures to bring people with disability in the forefront of development.