Cyclone Enawo has passed through Madagascar and will end its course in the Anosy region. Madagascar authorities have reported severe damage caused by the cyclone and the subsequent flooding, especially in Antahala, where they believe 80% of homes were destroyed as well as 100% of crops.Read more
Disability Inclusive Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Resources and Publications
A comprehensive guideline which explores key concepts in disability inclusion, inclusive SRHR programmatic approaches and technical areas of iSRHR
Publication Date: March 2022
Author: Humanity & Inclusion
Publication Date: August 2021
Compiled & Edited by: Faruk Ahmed Jalal; Esrat Jahan; Md. Tareq Mahmud; Md. Rakibul Islam; Md. Mazedul Haque; Samira Naher Tazreen
Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Information and Services: Perspectives of women and girls with disabilities in Uganda and Bangladesh
Qualitative research that explores barriers and enablers to accessing SRHR for women and girls with disabilities
Publication Date: August 2021
Authors: Access... | Humanity & Inclusion
Research Author: ThinkPlace
A compendium of lessons learned and best practices from across nine key themes related to disability inclusion and SRHR from the WISH2ACTION Program
Publication Date: July 2021
Author: Humanity & Inclusion
Other languages: French | Portuguese
SOP | Standard Operating Procedure on Disability Inclusive Family Planning and Sexual Reproductive Health Services
Publication Date: June 2021
Developed by: Clinical Contraception Services Delivery Program; Directorate General of Family Planning; Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW)
Drafted by: Shirin Akhter, Consultant; DGFP and Chairman, Women with Disabilities; Development Foundation (WDDF)
Supported by: United Nations Population Fund
Reviewed by: Technical Working Group on disability inclusive; SOP & Humanity & Inclusion (HI)
Humanity & Inclusion promotes Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of people with disabilities and vulnerable populations in development and fragile settings. View the flier here.
Policy Brief: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women and Young Persons with Disabilities in China
Publication date: 2019
Developed by: HI and UNFPA
Author: Dr. Alessandra Aresu
Publication Date: 2019
Authors: Dr. Alessandra Aresu and Dr. Muriel Mac-Seing
HIV & Disability in West Africa: A Combined Analysis of 4 Studies Conducted in Burkina Faso, Niger, Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde (2019)
(Only available in French) Humanity & Inclusion works to ensure that no one is forgotten. This research paper responds to the call of UNAIDs and ensuring that no one is forgotten in the response to the epidemic. This paper includes four studies which seek to better understand the situation by HIV-related situation of disabled men and women living in West Africa. View the paper in French here.
Seeing the invisible: Sexuality-related knowledge, attitudes and behavior of children and youth with disabilities in China (2019)
Young people with disabilities have the same right to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) as their peers without disabilities, but their needs and rights are often overlooked. The findings of this study, which was initiated by UNESCO and Humanity & Inclusion, aims to provide evidence to support decision-making by government agencies, educators, development workers and other relevant stakeholders regarding developing and implementing disability-inclusive SRH and sexuality education policies and program for young people in China. View the report here.
People with disabilities are living with HIV. This paper explains why they must be included in virus prevention education, provided access to treatments, and rehabilitation. What's more, people living with HIV are not receiving proper rehabilitation care as the virus causes impairments. View the article here.
Since 1982, Humanity & Inclusion has worked in more than 30 countries to respond to the mental health and psychosocial needs of people facing humanitarian crises and/or living in precarious contexts. Our teams promote optimal mental health and foster social participation in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. View the flier here.
This Kisumu County strategy outlays the principles, objectives and actionable activities that the Department of Health and Sanitation of the County Government of Kisumu, Kenya commits to undertake in order to provide the highest attainable standards of health; particularly sexual and reproductive health. View the strategy here.
Mental health problems are commonplace and affect more than one in four people worldwide. They are responsible for a quarter of all disabilities. This document aims to provide a basis for exploring these concepts as part of more in-depth work, including an update of the 2011 mental health framework document. View the document here.
Humanity & Inclusion works to prevent violence based on disability, gender and age and its disabling consequences in development and fragile settings, as well as to provide holistic care for survivors of violence, exploitation and abuse. HI’s goal is to ensure that people with disabilities and other at-risk groups are less exposed to violence and can live in dignity, independently, and with control over their own lives. View the flier here.
Humanity & Inclusion promotes the awareness raising, prevention, early detection, and care management of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes in development and fragile settings View the flier here.
Road safety is a growing development and public health issue. Globally, road crashes are close to becoming one of the first five causes of death, and non-fatal injuries heavily impact on disability. Indeed, each year, road crashes kill 1.25 million people and injure as many as 50 million others. View the briefing paper here.
This document is intended to provide guidance and a framework for each stage of the project cycle for projects tackling the theme of diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors. View report here and brief format here.
This analysis paper presents the ‘know-how’ acquired by Humanity & Inclusion in its diabetes prevention and control projects. View report here.
A policy paper that presents a design for a national plan on psychosocial interventions, aiming to develop and promote the national plan established during the July 2006 war. View report here.
As It Is: Research Findings on the Knowledge, Attitude, Practice and Access to HIV and AIDS Information and Services Amongst Persons with Disability (2007)
Scientifically gathered information concerning the knowledge, attitude and practice among people with disabilities in areas surrounding HIV and AIDS. View report here.
Humanity & Inclusion in Madagascar
Humanity & Inclusion has been working in Madagascar since 1986 and currently has a staff of 163 people in the country. Humanity & Inclusion implements various projects and always centers people with disabilities and other individuals facing extreme circumstances, promoting social inclusion and advocating for their rights.
Despite the return of stability after a period of political turmoil, Madagascar remains one of the world’s poorest countries. Today, residents face food insecurity due to climate change and prolonged drought.
Unemployment remains high, particularly among people with disabilities, who also experience a high level of discrimination within their communities. Mental disabilities carry a particular stigma in the island country.
Areas of Intervention
- Disaster risk reduction
- Inclusive education
- Economic inclusion
- Inclusive development
- Mental health and psychosocial support
- Maternal and infant health services
- Sexual and reproductive health
Humanity & Inclusion has been working in Madagascar for more than 30 years. The organization has set up orthopedic-fitting centers and implemented several rehabilitation projects. It now facilitates access to care for people with disabilities, promotes their social inclusion and advances their rights. Staff strives to develop an "education-training" continuum to promote equal opportunities for young people with disabilities to succeed throughout their educational and learning careers. Humanity & Inclusion also supports the care of people with epilepsy as well as their social and educational participation.
Teams also implement a mother and infant health program to reduce mother and newborn mortality and improve access to services. Through our community-based prevention and response strategy, teams works to improve the mental health of people in psychosocial distress and/or living with mental health disorders.
Humanity & Inclusion supports emergency humanitarian response and has helped people combat the Covid-19 pandemic by strengthening preparation capacity and the economic and psychological resilience of affected people. Teams also strengthen local preparation and response to climate-related hazards according to an integrated and inclusive multi-sectoral approach.
Recently experiencing its worst drought in 40 years, more than 1.35 million people in the Atsimo Andrefana region face acute food insecurity. In response to the famine, Humanity & Inclusion teams provide urgent food support to people with disabilities and their households and offer stimulation therapy to reduce the development of disabilities linked to malnutrition and undernutrition in children.
Following back-to-back cyclones in early 2022, Humanity & Inclusion's teams distributed cooking kits, hygiene items, blankets and other essential supplies.
Our Past Work
Humanity & Inclusion has been in Madagascar since 1986, fostering a culture of dignity, access, and inclusion fo people with disabilities. Over time, we have evolved our work to meet the dynamic needs of communities where we serve.
Read on to learn more about our past work in Madagascar, and consider investing in our future.
From 1987 to 1996, Humanity & Inclusion focused its efforts exclusively on providing rehabilitation services in Madagascar.
Action Nord Sud Period
Humanity & Inclusion centered its operation around structuring the non-profit sector in the country from 1996 to 2005.
From 2006 to 2014, the organization refocused its work on disability.
Cyclone Haruna hit the south west coast of Madagascar on February 22. The storm caused at least 18 deaths and forced 22,000 people from their homes.