Vanuatu is a Melanesian archipelago of approximately 292,000 people living on 65 inhabited islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Formerly known as the New Hebrides, Vanuatu was jointly governed by British and French administrations before attaining independence on 30 July 1980.

Motivation Australia’s engagement with Vanuatu began in 2012 with a feasibility study conducted by Motivation Australia and the Australian Outreach Committee of ISPO. The Feasibility study highlighted the need for comprehensive mobility device services to be established.

In 2015 Motivation Australia began working with partners at the Vanuatu Society for Disabled People (VSDP) in Port Villa on a walking aids project (funded by the Australian Government through the Direct Aid Programme) and supporting their efforts post Cyclone Pam.

Motivation Australia is now working with a broad range of partners – including Vanuatu’s Ministry of Health and Ministry of Justice and Community Services and VSDP to develop basic level wheelchair services in Port Vila and Luganville.

Disability related statistics and information
• Based on WHO statistics an estimated 2,433 Ni-Vanuatu need a wheelchair and 1,216 need a prosthetic or orthotic device.
• Vanuatu was the first Pacific Island country to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the 23rd of April 2008.
• The Vanuatu Ministry of Justice and Community Services have developed The National Disability Inclusive Development Policy 2018 – 2025. The policy builds on past efforts to provide a guideline for action for national and provincial government and non-government stakeholders across Vanuatu, as well as their development partners.
• Vanuatu had also put in place the National Community Based Rehabilitation Action Plan 2014-2024.

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