In 2007, MoveAbility began to support Ecuador’s physical rehabilitation sector by partnering with the Fundación Hermano Miguel (FHM), a local charity that runs a prosthetic workshop, to promote the use of ICRC-developed polypropylene technology.
Ecuador has signed or ratified several disability-related conventions. It ratified the UNCRPD in 2008 and has been working to implement it, for instance, by adopting the Organic Law on Disability in 2012 and by creating a social registry of PwDs.
We support the efforts of the Consejo Nacional de Discapacidades (CONADIS) – the agency run by the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Ministry of Education – to develop and coordinate disability-related policies.
In April 2016, an earthquake devastated north-western Ecuador, causing several new disabilities; CONADIS has identified and registered 98 amputees to date.