Regional Covid-19 Response Strategy for Persons with Disabilities
POTENTIAL FUNDING AGENCY:
- The Norwegian Federation of Organisations of Disabled People (FFO)
- International Development Partners
- The Private Sector
- Individual well-wishers like you!
What started as an epidemic limited primarily to China sometime in December 2019 has now rapidly grown a global pandemic. COVID-19 has affected everyone, directly or indirectly; it is affecting the health and socio-economic status of people in both developed and developing countries alike. People with different forms of disabilities, for obvious reasons, are not spared. The Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD), which is the umbrella network of national federation of organizations of persons with disabilities in ten countries, has drafted the COVID-19 Response Strategy for Persons with Disabilities in Southern Africa that proposes a list of interventions targeting persons with disabilities and their carers through our national affiliates who constitute federations of Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs) in the countries we work. At this early stage, this is only a draft, but interventions can start as early as yesterday if we’re to save lives. You are welcome not only support us through donations and volunteer work, but also reviewing and inputting into the document to make as much relevant as possible for persons with disabilities..