Empowerment and Inclusion Division: Leahy War Victims Fund

Established in 1989, USAID’s Leahy War Victims Fund (LWVF) works to increase the availability of and access to a wide variety of programs benefi ting people with disabilities in confl ict-affected countries. Historically, the LWVF has devoted the major proportion of its resources to establishing and improving accessible and appropriate prosthetic, orthotic (P&O) and physical rehabilitation services. This is evidenced through its extensive investments in the establishment and maintenance of P&O workshops; promotion of professional training, standards, and accreditation for P&O technicians; and support for increased mobility and physical functioning in general. USAID is committed to continuing its investments in appropriate prosthetic, orthotic and physical rehabilitation services. At the same time, it is expanding its approach and embrace of overall rehabilitation programming. The Leahy War Victims Fund is managed by the Empowerment and Inclusion Division (EI), Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG).
Date 
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 5:00pm

Last updated: February 26, 2016