Friday, 07 October 2011 20:25
Motivaton Australia and the National Disablity Council of Samoa (NOLA) recently carried out a feasibility study in Samoa - to explore the existing wheelchair and prosthetic services currently available in Samoa.
As for many Pacific Island countries, the study identified a lack of appropriate wheelchairs and an absence of wheelchair services.
The study, which was funded by the Planet Wheeler Foundation, provided an opportunity for Motivation Australia to begin to understand the specific challenges that people with a physical disability face in Samoa; and at the same time identify opportunities for building sustainable wheelchair and prosthetic services.
For more information about the outcome of the study, please contact