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Make disability a priority for future International Development policy, says new International Development Committee report

Last week, the International Development Select Committee (IDC) published its report on disability and development. Several charities including Livability submitted evidence to the Inquiry. The report

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Mountain treks, tsunami assistance and charity grants – Livability International news

Livability International work with partner organisations to develop essential healthcare and rehabilitation services for people with disabilities in Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Many of the people

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Overcoming disabling attitudes: rebuilding your life following injury is just as much about overcoming psychological barriers as physical ones

Rishi Ram Dhakal was born in the Gorkha district of Nepal. He damaged his spine in an accident in the factory where he worked. This is the story of his incredible journey from devastating injury to a new

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President of Nepal inaugurates international conference hosted by Livability

Livability welcomed the The Right Honourable President Bidhya Bhandari of Nepal to inaugurate the 14th Asian Spinal Cord Network (ASCoN) Conference in Nepal held on International Day of Persons with Disability. Co-hosted

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Prime Minister recognises Livability Manager in Point of Light Awards

Livability staff member Fiona Stephenson was honoured this week by Prime Minister Theresa May, when Fiona received a prestigious ‘Point of Light’ award from the UK Government for her contribution to

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Second earthquake hits Nepal

Reports this morning state that a second earthquake has hit Nepal 52 miles east of the capital Kathmandu with a magnitude of 7.2. Livability International, who have been working with survivors from the

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Spinal injury urgent priority, according to World Health Organisation and Nepal government

As of May 9, there have been at least 17,871 injuries and over 8,000 fatalities recorded as a result of the two earthquakes. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Nepal government, there

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The Nepal earthquakes – one year on

On Saturday 25 April 2015, Nepal was hit by a major earthquake, which killed 9,000 people and injured tens of thousands more. We look at how the country has recovered one year on and the role Livability’s

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UK government visits Livability partner in Nepal

Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, and DfID’s Director General, Joy Hutcheon arrived in Nepal yesterday. On Tuesday afternoon the Secretary of State met with the Minister

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When welfare support is minimal – community has to kick in. Responding to spinal injury overseas

Stephen Muldoon is no stranger to spinal injury. Travelling the world for over 20 years with his wife Maggie, they have been project leads in providing Livability spinal rehabilitation training and capacity

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