Improving the support of disabled people in Ulan Bator and 6 other provinces of Mongolia

Project completed since February 2014 | Number of beneficiaries: 620 people

Place of intervention: 12 districts around Ulan Bator, 3 rural provinces and the National Rahbilitation Center for the Disabled

Local partner : Progress – Association of Rehabilitation Medicine (Progress-ARM)

The issue

  • Persons suffering from disabilities represent 4.3% of the mongolian population  and more than 20 000 persons are in need of a prosthesis or an orthesis to live in decent conditions with their disability
  • The social security system in Mongolia, in the process of being drawn up, does not take enough into account the specific and changing needs of persons suffering from disabilities, even though efforts were made
  • Mongolia ratified the United Nations Convention on people with disabilities in 2008 agreeing to recognize, promote and guarantee the rights of the disabled however, they continue to have a very limited access to education, employement and medical services

The beneficiaries

This projects is intended for :Mobile team (6)

  • 60 teenagers with disabilities who attend youth camps for 3 years
  • 120 youths who attend cultural and sport events
  • 300 doctors, volunteers and family members of disabled persons are trained
  • 140 disabled persons receive a prosthesis or an orthesis
  • 1560 home medical examinations are realized in 3 years

The activities

This project includes :

  • The creation of a mobile unit for rehabilitation and training
  • The manufacturing of 600 prosthesis and othesis
  • Awareness and information campaigns
  • The creation of home rehabilitation services run by volunteers and nurse students in 12 districts around Ulan Bator (nursing care, socialization, learning of daily gesture, medicines delivery)
  • Equipping the National Rehabilitation Center for the Disabled
  • Organization of summer camps for 60 teenagers suffering from disabilities
  • Organization of cultural and sport events for 300 youths with disabilites