Project Title:

Enabling universal and equitable access to healthcare for vulnerable people in resource poor settings in Africa


the European Commission Framework Programme 7


Sudan, South Africa, Malawi & Namibia

Partner Institutions:

  • Afhad University for Women (Sudan)
  • University of Malawi Centre for Social Research (Malawi)
  • Human Sciences Research Council (South Africa)
  • Secretariat of the African Decade for Persons with Disabilities (South Africa)
  • The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research at the Norwegian Institute of Technology (SINTEF) (Norway)
  • University of Stellenbosch Department of Psychology and the Centre for Rehabilitation Studies (South Africa)
  • University of Namibia Multidisciplinary Research and Consultancy Centre (Namibia)


To detail how the provision of services to persons with disabilities can be used as a probe to evaluate broader health system performance.

Project Dates:

March 2009 - February 2013

Principal Investigator:

Prof Mac MacLachlan

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