HI has been working in Madagascar for more than 25 years. After setting up several orthopaedic fitting centres and rehabilitation projects, the organisation has focused on facilitating people with disabilities' access to healthcare, promoting their social participation and upholding their rights, as well as improving the education of children with disabilities.
HI works to promote the rights of people with disabilities by strengthening the organisations which represent them. It notably organises training courses and national communications campaigns on the rights of people with disabilities. By raising the awareness of the parents and teachers of school children, it contributes to improving the inclusion of children with disabilities in the education system.
HI also runs a mother and child health programme which aims to both reduce mother and infant mortality and increase access to services. Its main interventions in this area are providing training for health personnel, making structures accessible, and offering technical support.
The organisation fights against discriminatory diseases such as epilepsy by running awareness-raising campaigns and providing care to the affected population and building the capacities of healthcare personnel.