Inclusion in the Health Sector – Report on our Online Training!


Capacity Building
Screenshot from the online training "Disability-inclusive Primary Health Care"

Our project “Phase 2 – Leave no one behind!” promotes the inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action. We are using the global Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines on the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action to help humanitarian actors to better understand the human rights-based approach to disability in their work.

We provide interactive online trainings, seminars and more.

After the completion of our sector-specific online training “Disability-Inclusive Primary Health Care”, we were able to produce a comprehensive evaluation report thanks to the feedback from participants. In the following, you find a brief summary of the training and key findings:

The project team realised the 3-day virtual training for programme and project staff of German humanitarian organisations working in the health sector. With an average of 6-10 years of work experience in humanitarian action and in development cooperation, many of the participants stated that they already have some knowledge and experience on inclusion of persons with disabilities. Besides covering the health sector, attending organisations are also working in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Disaster Risk Reduction and Food and Nutrition.

These were the key topics of our agenda:

  • General understanding of disability
  • Impact of the absence, disruption or lack of adequate health care on women, men, girls and boys with disabilities, including risks, barriers and enablers they face
  • Key actions along the humanitarian project cycle phases (i.e. assessment, planning & design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation) to deliver disability-inclusive health care services
  • Key practical recommendations and promising practices for disability-inclusive health care programming

In the predominantly positive feedback, the participants particularly praised the best-practice examples and the interactive training methods. For example, during the group work, attendees had the opportunity to exchange their individual experiences.

Lastly, the evaluation also showed that all participants are likely to choose a more disability-inclusive approach in future and already existing projects.

“Once again thanks so much for your very valuable training.”


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all participants for their interest and feedback!

The summary of the evaluation report is available here.

More information and future dates for further trainings can be found here.

The project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office (AA) and carried out together with the Christoffel Blindenmission Christian Blind Mission e.V. (CBM) and the Institute for International Law of Peace and Humanitarian Law (IFHV) at the Ruhr-University Bochum.