In 2012, we began collaborating with Vivre Debout, a local NGO. The goal was to help its physical rehabilitation center become a reference institution for the provision of physiotherapy services and the production of assistive devices in the country.
Côte d’Ivoire has signed or ratified various international instruments on the rights of persons with disabilities – including the UNCRPD, which it ratified in 2014. Despite recent economic growth and the existence of legislation for people with disabilities, some challenges remain, particularly in terms of access to employment and recreation. A national plan for disability-related matters is being developed by the Ministry of Employment and Social Protection.