Current programmes

The Samoa Integrated Mobility Device Services (SIMDES) project is a four year (2014 – 2018) collaboration between the Samoa National Health Service (NHS), NOLA (Nuanua O Le Alofa) and Motivation Australia; funded by the Australian Government. This project is working to create consistent, equitable and sustainable access to appropriate mobility device provision for women, men, girls and boys with a mobility disability in Samoa.

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) framework project is a collaboration with the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development (MWCSD). It is focused on developing data collection tools that will assist the MWCSD to measure and learn about the impact of its work on creating a human-rights based, inclusive and barrier free society which advocates for and empowers people with disability.


2011: Motivation Australia in collaboration with NOLA conducted an initial research study visit to Samoa in September 2011, which fed into the design of a larger programme called the Samoa Disability Programme (SDP), funded by Australia Aid.

2013: The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) then contracted Motivation Australia to write a detailed design for a project specifically to create a Mobility Devices Service in Samoa. Following the completion of consultations with the NHS, NGO disability stakeholders and NOLA in October 2013, Motivation Australia submitted the project design document to DFAT. This project design became our current SIMDES project which is outcome 3(i) of the larger SDP project, both funded by Australia Aid.

2017: The SIMDES project to establish a Mobility Device Service at Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital in Apia is almost complete. Services to provide wheelchairs, walking aids, prosthetic and orthotic devices are all now being delivered independently by Samoan NHS staff.

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