The right to the highest attainable standard of health is fundamental, as health is a precondition for equal participation in society. People with disabilities continue to experience discrimination, barriers and rights violations in their access to health. This Issue Brief outlines how governments, international organisations and development actors can mainstream disability inclusion into their health strategies, services and interventions.
Social protection systems are fundamental in reducing and preventing poverty. External shocks, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, highlight the importance of these systems. Persons with disabilities face greater exposure to risks and vulnerabilities throughout the life cycle which can be addressed by social protection systems. This Issue Brief provides recommendations for governments, international organisations and development actors to work towards inclusive comprehensive social protection.
The Toolkit for Glaucoma Management in Africa is intended to provide guidelines and information for developing protocols and models of care, towards improving services for glaucoma care in Africa. The toolkit contains practical steps towards diagnosis of glaucoma, risk assessment for progression and management decisions, as well as specific guidance for treatment and referral to key resources. The main objective of the 7 following charts is to simplify, preferably in an algorithm flow format, the pathway to a clinical decision. These flow charts could be pinned up in the clinic for ease of reference.
COVID-19 spurs long-term social, economic and environmental disruption in countries both rich and poor. The coming weeks and months provide a new opportunity to break this vicious cycle as global vaccination roll-outs and national vaccination plans begin. Light for the World calls all relevant stakeholders to ensure equitable and inclusive COVID-19 vaccination roll-outs. This policy statement provides four recommendations, focussing on the affordability, availability, accessibility and awareness of COVID-19 vaccination strategies, to make sure that no one is left behind.
This folder contains practical recommendations for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in resettlement camps after a humanitarian crisis. It includes chapters on: Layout of the Resettlement camp, Food and Non-Food items, WASH, Protection (GBV, Child Protection), Health, and Education. Each chapter is on a maximum of two pages and can be taken out of the folder as individual flyer for easier distribution.
Light for the World, together with Young Africa and with funding of the European Union has developed three manuals for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the labour market based on the experiences in Mozambique in Portuguese. One manual gives a general overview on how to include persons with disabilities in professional training. The other two are practical training manuals which focus on:
Training of businesses on how to best include persons with disabilities
Practical training for TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) Centres for trainers, but also on sensitization of students
Inclusive Sofala is a five-year programme in Mozambique, funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation (2018-2022). During this period, Light for the World along
with its partners intends to promote access to services and development initiatives in Sofala province for girls, boys, women and men with disabilities. We believe that, in the
end, all people with disabilities will be able to participate actively in all aspects of life in Sofala. This is why in 2018 we conducted a gender analysis with experts to influence our work. In this publication you can find the synthesis of this analysis.
The COVID-19 pandemic has a profound impact on everyone, yet the most vulnerable in our society – including people with disabilities – are even more affected. In the countries where Light for the World works, we see this every day.
64% of persons with disabilities are unemployed and skills gaps contribute to this high rate. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) transmits relevant skills for economic empowerment, but students with disabilities often have no access to TVET. This Issue Brief provides recommendations for governments and development actors to plan, fund and support accessible and inclusive TVET.
Displaced persons with disabilities face violence, discrimination and barriers to services at a higher rate than other refugees and internally displaced persons. Humanitarian actors have to protect the rights of persons with disabilities in contexts of forced migration. This Issue Brief provides recommendations for disability-inclusive responses to forced migration.
To support the community work during the Covid-19 pandemic, Enablement and Light for the World developed tip sheets on four main topics: eating and drinking, epilepsy, nodding syndrome and medication, active lifestyle and communication.These are meant to support those working with and/or caring for children and adults with disabilities and can also be used to develop a home rehabilitation plan together with the family, keeping a focus on activities that can be done as part of daily routine and the skills that a child or adult with disabilities can learn at home.