About the Atlas Alliance
The Atlas Alliance work for better living conditions for people with disabilities in developing countries and we fight tuberculosis.
The Atlas Alliance is an umbrella organisation consisting of Norwegian organisations of people with disabilities, parents and patients that are involved in international work. Since 1981 the Atlas Alliance has supported projects for people with disabilities in countries in the South and fighting the global threath of tuberculosis.
The Atlas Alliance consist of sixteen member organisations and three affiliated organisations:
The Norwegian Association of Blind and Partially Sighted was established in 1900 and is Norway's oldest association of disabled people. They have 12 000 members.
NABP has been working internationally since 1978. Their projects are within organisational development, rehabilitation and eye health projectt, both curative and preventive health measures. They work in Angola, Eritrea, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, India, Cambodia, Laos and Nepal.
The Norwegian Association of Disabled is an independent advocacy organisation working for equal rights and social participation for people with disabilities. They have 19 000 members and 300 local branches.
NAD has 30 years experience with international solidarity work and development cooperation. NAD's projects are within organisational development and community based rehabilitation (CBR). They work in South Africa, Lesotho, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia and Palestine.
The Norwegian Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities is a national advocacy organisation that fights for the inclusion of persons with developmental disabilities in society. They have 7700 members and 188 local branches.
NFU has been working internationally since 1981 and work with organisational development and inclusive education. They have projects in Zambia, Zanzibar (Tanzania), Malawi and Nepal.
The Norwegian Federation of Organisations of Disabled People is a central co-operative body of organisations of disabled people in Norway. FFO has 72 member organisations.
FFO has been working internationally since 1991. Their projects are within organisational developement and research through studies on living conditions among people with disabilities together with SINTEF. They work in southern Africa, China and Nepal.
The Norwegian Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus was established in 1991. Their mission is to improve the quality of life of people with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus and their families.
They have been working internationally since 1998 together with the International Federation of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. They give advice and support to parents, they support equipment and train health personell in necessary operations and other health initiatives. Their project is regional and cover Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi and Zambia.
The Norwegian Diabetes Association was founded in 1948 with the objective of serving people with diabetes. The organisation has more than 40 000 members and 150 local offices.
They started a cooperation with their Zambian partner in 2008. Their project is within organisational development.
The Norwegian Association of the Hard of Hearing was founded in 1946 and is the world’s largest organisation for people that are hard of hearing, with over 54 000 member. The organisation has 19 regional and 200 local branches all over Norway.
In 2013 they are starting up a project in Malawi together with the FK Norway (Fredskorpset).
The Norwegian Heart and Lung Patient Organisation is an interest organisation for people with heart and lung disease. They have 45 000 members and 300 local branches.
The Norwegian Association of the Deaf was founded in 1918. They have 2 300 members and 29 local branches. They work to promote the interests of sign language users.
The Norwegian Association of the Deafblind was founded in 1957.
The Psoriasis and Eczema Association was founded in 1962 and has 5 500 members.
LTN was founded in 1984 as the Norwegian Association of Traffic Victims, but changed their name in 2012 to better include all people that have experienced sudden injuries. They have 42 local braches.
The Norwegian Association of Persons with Multiple Sclerosis was founded in 1966. They have 8 000 members and 49 local branches.
The Autism Association of Norway was founded in 1965. They have 19 local branches.
The Norwegian Association of People with Mental Illnesses was founded in 1978. They have 10 000 members and have 19 regional branches and several local branches.
The Norwegian Stammering Association was founded in 1976. They have 255 members and 6 local branches.
The LHL International tuberculosis association was founded in 2013 by LHL and will continue fighting tuberculosis.
LHL Internationals engagement in the fight against tuberculosis in other countries, has since 1984 been a pillar in LHLs international work. Their projects are within health communication, organisational development and securing good and completed treatment for patients with tuberculosis. They work in Arkhangelsk (Russia), Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and Nepal.
SINTEF is among the largest independent research organisations in Europe. SINTEF Technology and Society is an interdisciplinary research institute within the technical industrial and social science arena and is a partner of the Atlas Alliance.
Within the area of Global Health and Welfare, SINTEF study the barriers to health and social services in low-income countries. Together with FFO they have carried out seven studies on living conditions among people with disabilities in southern Africa.
Signo is a Norwegian NGO that offers services to deaf and deaf-blind people. Presently they provide services to more than 750 deaf and 180 deaf-blind persons and have a total of 950 employees, many of them deaf themselves.
Signo is a partner of the Atlas Alliance and started working internationally in 1999. Their focus is education for deaf persons. They work in Malawi, China and Palestine.