Efforts to prevent and control diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) reached new frontiers as Handicap International and its partners launched the CVD Program in seven new areas in the Davao Region last month.
When Angelito Donaldo “Kuya Boy” Roxas met an accident some years back, hope for survival was almost nil. “My heart stopped three times!” One miracle later, Kuya Boy was on his way to become the first elected president of his town’s organization of people with disabilities.
Clothes vendor and tailor Dindo Alibanto talks about how Handicap International’s REBUILD Project has given his family a new life out of old clothes.
Conducted by the seven new implementers of the Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) Program, separate trainings on CVD recently convened a total of 727 community health workers and professionals from the Davao Region, southern Philippines.
Handicap International is now co-implementing a new inclusive community-based disaster risk reduction (ICBDRR) project. Dubbed “Scaling Up Resilience in Governance (SURGE)”, the project builds on successful experiences on inclusive community-based disaster risk reduction, including lessons from the aftermath of Haiyan.
Colorful outdoor arches and streamers greeted everyone entering the small town of Baras (Rizal Province) last July 19-23 as Handicap International, through the REBUILD Project, celebrated the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week. The festivities were co-organized by the Municipality of Baras and the Baras Federation of Persons with Disabilities Associations, Inc. (BFPWDAI).
The REBUILD Project in Baras (Rizal province) has released the first issue of the REBUILD Newsletter during the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week celebration last week. Also available in print format, the newsletter aims to inform external stakeholders on the recent activities and accomplishments of the Project. The REBUILD Project is a livelihoods and…
Baras (Rizal) Persons with Disabilities Affairs Office focal person Leah Mercado has observed how her hometown has advanced in advocating for disability rights with the support of Handicap International.
Handicap International’s Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) Project in Davao City, southern Philippines, has conducted a 14-day “training of trainers” on the technical and operational aspects of the CVD Program.
BARAS, RIZAL – The rights and talents of people with disabilities will get the limelight in a series of activities to be organized by Handicap International and the Municipality of Baras on National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week, July 17-23. At least 500 of the town’s people with disabilities – led by the Baras Federation…
A new publication on select good practices in disability-inclusive disaster risk management (DRM) is now available in both print and online versions. Published by Handicap International and the Disability Inclusive DRR Network for Asia and the Pacific, the report “highlights how persons with disabilities [in South and South-East Asia] can participate in and contribute to efforts…