Federation of Ethiopian Associations of Persons with Disability (FEAPD)

Governmental Organization
Addis Ababa
011 155 3003
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About Company

In the world there are more than one billion people with disabilities. This is about 15% of the world population. The number of PWDs in some developing nations reaches 20% of the total population. In Ethiopia, data on disability is not adequately available. But according to the WHO (2011) estimation it reaches more than 17%. Accordingly, there are more than 20 million PWDs in Ethiopia. Disability is associated with aging in the developed nations, while it is a result of poverty and related issues, such as malnutrition, limited access to medical services, living in poor living conditions, infectious diseases, prenatal conditions, accidents, poor environmental sanitation, polluted water, family ignorance, communicable diseases, high prevalence of harmful traditional beliefs and practices.

In most cases disability is perceived by the people as a Godly curse and PWDs are viewed as burdens to society, hence are denied even basic rights like access to education, health. Consequently, more than 95% of all persons with disabilities and their families in Ethiopia are living in extreme poverty (MOLSA, 2010).The public misunderstanding on the PWDs coupled with misconceptions on the causes lead PWDs to extreme marginalization, neglect and exclusion from every socioeconomic participation.

To avert this public problem in the country, very few persons with disabilities, their families and friends come together and established some single disability focused organizations.
In 1996, national associations come together and jointly established an umbrella cross disability network association currently named FEAPD to more intensify their efforts in more coordinated and collaborative way.

FEAPD is a network of 26 single disability focused associations. It was re-registered as an Ethiopian Residents network association on 30 February 2010 per the country’s law bearing the registration number 1511. The federation is operating in addressing the very severe disability problems and worst life situations of persons with disabilities in Ethiopia in more coordinated and collaborative manner.

Opening Hours

Monday 02:00AM-11:00PM
Tuesday 02:00AM-11:00PM
Wednesday 02:00AM-11:00PM
Thursday 02:00AM-11:00PM
Friday 02:00AM-11:00PM
Saturday 02:00AM-11:00PM
Sunday Closed

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Company Overview

Contact Person: Federation of Ethiopian Associations of Persons with Disability (FEAPD)
Industry: Governmental Organization
Location: Addis Ababa
Company Size: Unknown
Address: Addis Ababa
Founded On: 1996
Email: fenapd@gmail.com
Phone: 011 155 3003

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