Change a life
Poverty has a significant impact on health in Nicaragua and is a contributing factor for cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hypertension.
These diseases are the main causes of adult morbidity and mortality in the country. Furthermore, diabetes and high blood pressure are risk factors for the onset of disabilities. Handicap International supports the national health plan which aims to reduce these risk factors and limit the onset of disabilities.
Handicap International began working in Nicaragua in 1997, when it supported partner organisations working in the disability sector. The projects that were directly implemented by our teams are now over, but Handicap International continues to support the projects led by NGO Visión Inclusiva, which takes action on disability issues, and to build its autonomy.