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Community-based rehabilitation CBR : for and with people with disabilities

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
World Health Organization (WHO)
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2002

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The purpose of this paper is to continue to promote community-based rehabilitation (CBR) and its objectives as part of the ongoing efforts that are needed to achieve social inclusion and equalization of opportunities for people with disabilities. It is also an attempt to clarify for policy-makers and programme managers the approaches for implementing CBR, to promote increased participation of Disabled People's Organisations inlcuding organisations of their family members in CBR programmes, and to encourage increased collaboration and cooperation among all governmental and nongovernmental services and groups that can contribute to the success of CBR. This is a key document that gives a definition of CBR, as agreed by three key UN organisations. It is a useful tool for CBR policy-makers and planners

Community-based rehabilitation (CBR)

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

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"Community-based rehabilitation (CBR) focuses on enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families, meeting basic needs and ensuring inclusion and participation. CBR was initiated in the mid-1980s but has evolved to become a multi-sectoral strategy that empowers persons with disabilities to access and benefit from education, employment, health and social services" This website features general information about CBR, specific details about what WHO is doing in CBR, and provides links to the CBR guidelines and other related resources. It is useful for anyone interested in CBR

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