Health for people with disabilities
People with disabilities are particularly disadvantaged in the poor and developing countries. They are ostracized from their communities, prevented from determining their futures, and are unable to start a family. The means to prevent further disabilities are lacking in the countries as well as providing aids such as prostheses, crutches or wheelchairs etc.
Rehabilitation and social inclusion
More than 15 percent of the world population suffer from some form of disability1. Four out of five people with disabilities live in poor countries2. These figures show that the risk of disability is particularly high for poor people. Disabilities caused by diseases such as leprosy carry strong stigma. Affected individuals are shunned or even expelled from society.
FAIRMED provides medical support for people with disabilities and supports them in professional development. To give a voice to those affected, FAIRMED creates opportunities for persons with disabilities and engages in active exchange with representatives of the respective governments.