Five Focus Areas to Support Persons with Disabilities in the Wheelchair Sector

Since 2007, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID's) Wheelchair Program has worked to improve the availability of and access to appropriate wheelchairs and has trained wheelchair service providers in the developing world. Housed within USAID’s Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance, the Wheelchair Program seeks to apply new and existing technologies in innovative ways to help overcome barriers and promote advances in the wheelchair sector and in turn promote the human rights of wheelchair users. This program provides the means for wheelchair users to enjoy better health and to achieve full and equal participation in society. This publication describes the five key investment areas that USAID uses to address the needs of wheelchair users around the world.

 

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Last updated: July 24, 2015

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