Moving the abilities for a more inclusive world: MoveAbility, the former Special Fund for the Disabled (SFD), is a Swiss non-profit development organization with over 30 years of experience.
Our objective is to help persons with disabilities fulfill their potential in a more inclusive society. We focus on enabling them to overcome the barriers they face – particularly those related to mobility.
In its “Rehabilitation 2030: a call for action” program, the WHO underlines that “the unmet rehabilitation need around the world, and especially in low- and middle-income countries, is profound.”
The demand for rehabilitation services will continue to raise, as the disability prevalence is constantly growing world-wide. Consequently to ageing populations, increase in chronic conditions, accidents, violence and disasters.
Associated with this program and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), MoveAbility is working to improve the rehabilitation services in low- and middle-income countries, to promote social inclusion of persons with disabilities.
In January 2017, the ICRC Special Fund for the Disabled became the ICRC MoveAbility Foundation, based on a new 5-years strategy. We adopted a new name emphasizing our objective, and our will to reinforce our synergy with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
Therefore our strategy intends to respond more efficiently to the growth of disability prevalence in low- and middle- income countries.
To learn more about our strategy and activities, see: