In Guinea-Bissau, Humanity & Inclusion continues to run programs under the operating name "Handicap International."
Humanity & Inclusion in Guinea-Bissau
In Guinea-Bissau since 2006, Humanity & Inclusion has been working in collaboration with national stakeholders to improve living conditions for people with disabilities and to ensure their social and economic inclusion.
Since its independence in 1974, the country has experienced chronic political instability, with regular attempts to take power through armed violence.
Along with the country's political instability, Guinea-Bissau has a high prevalence of diseases associated with malnutrition. The country's health and education sectors are highly under-developed and under-staffed, and the personnel often have little training.
Our Current Work
Since our return into the country in 2015, our Guinea-Bissau team of 12 staff members work diligently to:
Ensure All Children Have Access to Education
Humanity & Inclusion works to promote inclusive education by providing national and regional education authorities the technical expertise required to develop an inclusive education policy.
Humanity & Inclusion works to improve the early identification of children with disabilities both in schools and communities. The organization combats stigma surrounding disability raises awareness among communities of the importance of fighting violence against children.
The organization also works specifically on the link between HIV and disability to help improve access to health services for vulnerable populations.
Our Past Work
Humanity & Inclusion has been in Guinea-Bissau since 2006, promoting a culture of dignity, access, and inclusion for ALL people with disabilities and who are vulnerable. Over time, we have evolved our work to meet the dynamic needs of the communities where we serve.
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From 2000 to 2006, Humanity & Inclusion helped with the creation of orthopedic fitting centers, the economic inclusion of people with disabilities and the campaign against mines and explosive remnants of war.