Working towards reducing inequalities by providing access to care, training and community living for people with disabilities. After a study phase, this project will enter its practical phase in July 2023.
A study carried out in 2021 in 8 villages in the province of Attapeu showed that about 4% of their inhabitants have a disability. Among the disabilities identified, physical activity limitations are the majority, with 50% of people having mobility problems and not being able to carry out daily tasks such as dressing, washing, going to the toilet and even eating.
These people revealed that they do not have access to appropriate care because medical staff do not pay attention to them or do not know how to take care of them. At the village level, they are mocked and often excluded from village activities.
In collaboration with its local partners, the SFE has developed the Better Together project, which aims to improve the daily life of people with disabilities through better care in health facilities by providing infrastructures adapted to their physical constraints and needs and a population that is better aware of and trained for their inclusion in daily life.