Moving the abilities for a more inclusive world

In its “Rehabilitation 2030: a call for action” programme, 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, due to ageing populations, the increase in chronic conditions, accidents, violence and disasters.

Associated with this programme and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), MoveAbility is working to improve the rehabilitation services in low- and middle-income countries, with the goal to promote social inclusion of Persons with Disabilities. With the support of all the stakeholders, we aim to expand our activities and impact in the coming years.

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 by enabling them to overcome the barriers they face – particularly those related to mobility.

In January 2017, the ICRC Special Fund for the Disabled became the ICRC MoveAbility Foundation. We adopted a new name emphasizing not only our efforts to enable persons with disabilities regain their mobility, but also our synergy with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Furthermore, our new visual identity is resolutely positive, focusing on the development of the ability, rather than on disability.

Our new name and branding are the result of the adoption of a 5-year strategy that intends to expand our activities and respond more efficiently to the growth of disability prevalence in low- and middle- income countries. With an ambitious business plan, MoveAbility seeks to change the lives of nearly 350’000 persons with disabilities.

To learn more about our strategy and activities, see: