Compilation of community-based rehabilitation practices in the WHO South-East Asia Region
AbstractMore than 1 billion people around the world live with disabilities; and 80% of them are from low-income countries, many from the WHO South-East Asia Region. Discriminatory practices and attitudes towards persons with disabilities have prevailed for centuries and resulted in their exclusion from mainstream developmental efforts. The number of persons with disabilities is increasing: war injuries, landmines, HIV/AIDS, malnutrition, chronic diseases, substance abuse, accidents, environmental damage, population growth, exposure to hazards, medical advances that preserve and prolong life including neonatal interventions for high-risk babies - all contribute to this increase. As a consequence, there is an overwhelming demand for health and rehabilitation services.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2013). Compilation of community-based rehabilitation practices in the WHO South-East Asia Region. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/204891