Protecting the right to health care
Humanity & Inclusion's health projects establish and reinforce access to high-quality health care for people with the greatest needs.
This is achieved by setting up community health services and local pharmacies, improving how patients are received and the follow–up care they receive, training health workers, and providing technical, methodological and financial support.
Sexual and reproductive health
Humanity & Inclusion promotes Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of people with disabilities, women and girls, and other populations.
Humanity & Inclusion’s interventions are built on five major pillars:
- Prevent morbidity and mortality, sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies
- Inform about good practices and available services
- Provide local, affordable, accessible and community-based SRH services
- Transform exisitng health systems into more disability inclusive and barrier-free services
- Integrate SRH services into a continuum of servces from prevention to rehabilitation
Teams also train and support the staff of health centers, including maternity hospitals. Improving the monitoring of pregnant people and their babies before, during and after childbirth, reduces the risk of diseases at birth and reduces child mortality.
Preventing disabling diseases
Disabling diseases are the scourges of many developing countries. Diseases like HIV/AIDS, lymphatic filariasis, epilepsy, poliomyelitis, diabetes and leprosy can leave people with severe disabilities and often socially excluded. However, with health precautions, information, vaccination and screening campaigns, populations can be protected from these diseases and early detection can reduce or delay the onset of the most serious consequences.
Once disabling diseases are better understood they are also better treated and better accepted by a patient's family and friends. This is the reason why we work in close collaboration with local organizations, institutions and health workers to carry out vaccination and awareness-raising campaigns, set up information and screening centers and provide training for trainers.
Humanity & Inclusion offers support to a range of people living with psychological issues, including survivors of war and conflict, refugees, child soldiers and children with autism or learning differences.
In every situation, our teams work in close collaboration with the individual, their family and local health workers to ensure that each individual receives appropriate treatment.
"Through our eyes" is a film made with and by children from Rwanda, Burundi and Kenya in 2014, as part of a child participation activity within the “Ubuntu Care" project. The project confronts sexual violence against children with disabilities in Rwanda, Burundi and Kenya.