BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE
“One billion people in the world have a disability, but 90% of them do not have access to affordable technological innovations that could significantly improve their quality of life. These people simply do not have access to the technical aids they need.
“The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development places health and well-being at the heart of the new development vision. It emphasizes universal health coverage (UHC) as a way to ensure sustainable development for all so that everyone, everywhere, can access the health services they need without facing financial hardship.
Access to quality technical aids at the right time is an essential condition for progress towards universal health coverage.
However, one billion people in the world have a disability, but 90% of them do not have access to affordable technological innovations that could significantly improve their quality of life.
Addressing the unmet need for assistive technology is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, ensuring UHC, and implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, ratified by 177 countries.
The ATIF fund supports and accompanies structures in the field of assistive technology in Africa.
With the ATIF project, OADCPH is seeking to set up a branch in East Africa to get closer to the rest of Africa, and to set up an e-commerce platform for a better service offer.
The objective of this project is to enable technological solutions to reach more people in Africa for better access to technical aids.
DURATION OF THE PROJECT : 2021 – 2022
ASSISTIVE TECH IMPACT FUND