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.

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 persons with disabilities.

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.

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