Handicap International


Handicap International (HI) specializes in the field of disability with an aim to improve the capacity of disabled people to satisfy their basic needs and to exercise their fundamental rights. HI has been a member of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis since 2001 with a focus on improving the lives of people with advanced stages of LF. As of 2006, HI provides technical and financial support for hydrocoelectomy and lymphoedema management in Burkina Faso and Madagascar through community mobilization and reinforcement of the local health systems. In addition, HI has provided technical support and capacity building in Orissa State, India.