Vanuatu wheelchair service provision project

The Vanuatu Wheelchair Service Provision project Phase I (WSPI) is a one year (2015-2016) collaboration between the Vanuatu Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Justice and Community Services (MOJCS), VSPD (Vanuatu Society for People with Disability), the Sanma Frangipani Association (SFA) and Motivation Australia.

Together we are working towards consistent, sustainable, equitable access to appropriate, basic level wheelchairs for women and men in Vanuatu. This project will include the capacity building of four service sites in Port Vila and Luganville.

Training and mentoring for local personnel will be provided – including a basic level wheelchair training course utilising the World Health Organisation’s Wheelchair Service Training Package and Motivation Australia training material.

The WSPI project will also enable partners to look ahead and plan for future programmes that can address other mobility device needs such as: intermediate level wheelchair provision, rural and remote service provision and prosthetic and orthotic services.

The WSPI project is funded by the Morris Family Foundation and USAID, through the Leadership Management and Governance Project.

We look forward to updating you on our progress in the coming months! For more information on this project, please contact the Vanuatu Programme Manager Lauren Flaherty. You can also download the programme summary here.