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The key informant child disability project in Bangladesh and Pakistan

MACTAGGART, Islay
MURTHY, GVS
2013

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The Key Informant Method (KIM) has previously been tested by CBM, LSHTM and others, and found to be a valid method for the identification of children with severe visual impairment and blindness in Bangladesh, using community volunteers in the place of a door-to-door survey. This report outlines a study that set out to expand this and test whether voluntary, community-level Key Informants (KIs) could be trained to effectively identify children with moderate or severe physical impairments, sensory impairments (visual and hearing) or epilepsy in Bangadesh and Pakistan, and if so whether this process could be used to assess prevalence and plan appropriate referral services for children meeting these criteria

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)
et al
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

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