Rwanda ratified the UNCRPD in 2008. The National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), which focuses on advocacy efforts and the promotion of social inclusion through sports, is developing a national disability policy.
Though most households in Rwanda have health insurance, people with disabilities have reported that physical rehabilitation services remain unaffordable for them. Efforts to strengthen Rwanda’s physical rehabilitation sector are hindered by a lack of trained local staff.
The University of Rwanda’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences (UR-CMHS) approached us in 2013 for assistance in various areas.