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LMG Project's Work with Vulnerable Populations


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See this short presentation on LMG's work with vulnerable populations to understand why this work with outstanding global leaders with disabilities and those who work with other vulnerable populations is so important.

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LMG Project's Work with Vulnerable Populations

  1. 1. Improving Services for Vulnerable Populations through Better Leadership, Management, and Governance November 2012 Leadership, Management, Governance Project (LMG) Management Sciences for Health
  2. 2. Agenda Overview of LMG and USAID’s Programs for Vulnerable Populations Snapshots: 5 LMG Programs with Vulnerable Populations Closer Look: Women with Disabilities Guest Speaker: Kristi Rendahl from CVT
  3. 3. LMG Overview The LMG Project improves leadership, management, and governance practices to strengthen health systems andMission: improve health for all, including vulnerable populations worldwide. Key Result Area 1: Key Result Area 2: Key Result Area 3:Global Support & Advance & Implement & Utilization Validate Scale-upStrengthen global Advance and validate Implement and scale upsupport, commitment, and the knowledge and innovative, effective, anuse of state of the art understanding of d sustainableleadership, management sustainable leadership, managementand governance leadership, management , and governancetools, models, and and governance programsapproaches for priority tools, models, andhealth programs. approaches
  4. 4. USAID/DCHA/DRG andUSAID Programs for Vulnerable Populations DCHA Bureau Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, And Governance Human Rights Team Programs for Vulnerable Populations
  5. 5. LMG’s work with Programs for Vulnerable Populations Over 20 countries: Vulnerable populations: • Latin America • Victims of torture and • Africa trauma • South and Southeast Asia • Civilian victims of conflict • Middle East • Children at risk • Eastern Europe • People with disabilities
  6. 6. Working in Partnership
  7. 7. SNAPSHOT: International Committee of the Red CrossSpecial Fund for the Disabled and Physical Rehabilitation Program• What: – Standard operational package for center-level – Senior Leadership Program for policy-level• Where: 23+ local rehab centers in Africa Why:• KRA: Implement and Scale Up Improve physical rehabilitation services to help• Brownbag: October 10 people walk and work again
  8. 8. SNAPSHOT: Ponseti International Association• What: Identify intervention package to establish, institutionalize, and sustain clubfoot screening and treatment• Where: Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru Why:• KRA: Advance and Scale up use of proven Validate, Implement and Scale practice to eliminate Up neglected clubfoot
  9. 9. Professionalizing Wheelchair SNAPSHOT: Service Provision• What: – Global sector coordination – Strategic rollout and institutionalization of WHO training package – Professional recognition of trained providers• Where: LMICs globally Why:• KRA: Global Support and Move from wheelchair distribution to Utilization, Implement and appropriate, high- Scale Up quality, wheelchair service
  10. 10. SNAPSHOT: Mobility International USA (MIUSA) Women’s Institute on Leadership Development (WILD)• What: – Document and make the case for the value of WILD – Make recommendations for strengthening WILD• Where: Eugene OR with women from 27 countries Why:• KRA: Advance and Strengthen leadership skills and build international networks of Validate, Implement and women with disabilities and Scale Up increase support for inclusive development programming• Brownbag: November
  11. 11. Women and Disability
  12. 12. Disability is ahuman rights issue & adevelopment issue
  13. 13. Women and Girls with Disabilities: “The Double Whammy”• Two-fold discrimination: as women and as persons with disabilities• Vulnerable and marginalized• Often invisible
  14. 14. Women with Disabilities: The Facts• 75% of disabled people in low- and middle-income countries are women (World Bank)• 1% of disabled women in the global south are literate (UNDP)• Men with disabilities are almost twice as likely to have jobs than women with disabilities (ILO)
  15. 15. Challenges for Women with Disabilities• Inadequate policies• Stigma & discrimination• Lack of access to services, employment• Inadequate funding for programs• Lack of participation
  16. 16. Sexual and Reproductive Health Issues for Women with Disabilities• At higher risk of exposure to HIV & unplanned pregnancy• Especially vulnerable to sexual assault or abuse• RH providers often lack knowledge about disability issues• Lack of access due to stigma that women with disabilities are not sexually active• Existing programs generally fail to meet specific needs
  17. 17. • Poor health outcomes How are the • Lower educationallives of women achievement living with • Less economically active disabilities • Higher rates of poverty • Many cannot live affected? independently & participate fully in the community
  18. 18. What can women leaders living with disabilities do toface the challenges?
  19. 19. Advocate for access tomainstreamprograms & services
  20. 20. Advocate forspecific programs and services forpeople living with disabilities
  21. 21. Advocate for implementationof the UNCRPD, &national disability strategies and plans of action
  22. 22. Involve peoplewith disabilitiesin development programs
  23. 23. Increase access to employment andmeans for earning a livelihood
  24. 24. Inform women living withdisabilities about their rights
  25. 25. Assure thatwomen and girlswith disabilities receive SRHinformation and services
  26. 26. Improvecapacity of service providers
  27. 27. Increase public awareness andunderstanding of disability
  28. 28. Conclusion Women leaders withdisabilities have a strong role to play in strengthening thecapacity of organizations to advocate for and deliver services for women and girls withand without disabilities.
  29. 29. SNAPSHOT: Centers for Victims of Torture (CVT) Partners in Trauma Healing Project (PATH)• What: – Provide targeted TA to individual centers – OD/M&E workshop• Where: 10 local centers in 10 countries Why: Promote long-term• KRA: Advance and organizational viability so Validate, Implement PATH partners can strengthen and sustain their missions
  30. 30. Thank you!