Living Conditions Among People with Disability in Nepal

National federation of disabled Nepal(NFDN) finalized the  report ,” Living conditions among people with disability in Nepal” The study was carried out as the household survey for the period of 2014-2015 jointly by NFDN , Nepal valley research group, Federation of Organizations of Disabled People (FFO) and SINTEF .

  • The sampling was done from 59 districts out of 75 . That’s includes districts from Hill, Himalaya and Terai.
  • Same study was already conducted in seven countries of southern Africa and is thus part of a large database that can be utilized for international comparison
  • Important ministries are involved on this report since the beginning :the Ministry of Women Children and Social Welfare (MOWCSW), National Planning Commission, Central Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Education and Department of Education and Ministry of Health. Hence it makes sense that finding of this report has higher probability of government ownership. The findings can be utilized in our advocacy initiatives with ministries.  
  • The study covers a range of indicators on level of living, such as socio-economic indicators, economic activity, income, ownership and infrastructure, health (including reproductive health), access to health information, access to services, education, access to information, social participation, and exposure to discrimination and abuse.
  • The findings on each indicators are focused on demand , awareness about the service  and gaps related to the service provision. Hence these findings can be utilized as our advocacy contents.

The key finding of this study

  • The service delivery gap in medical rehabilitation is 83.8 % and gap in assistive device service provision is 72.5%. It shows the huge unmet needs
  • The requirement of the rehabilitation services is 55.7%, awareness of the service on the  people who are in need is 40.6 % and only 9.6% have access to services to rehabilitation  like physiotherapy, occupational  therapy and speech therapy.
  • Disability because of disease was reported as the most frequent cause followed closely by congenital/from birth. They represent 38.3% and 33.6% of the disability causes respectively.
  • The most (50.6%) of disability onset took place within the age bracket 0 – 10 years. It raises the importance for early detection and referrals need

The detail side of this report can be accessed after clicking below mentioned link.

SINTEF A27656 Nepal PrintVersion

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