Situation analysis of community-based rehabilitation in the South-East Asia Region
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AbstractThe World Health Assembly Resolution WHA 58.23 (May 2005), on "Disability, including prevention, management and rehabilitation", made particular reference to the need "to promote and strengthen community-based rehabilitation Programmes linked to primary health care and integrated into the health system". WHO is committed to raising the profile of disability, and focusing its contribution on those areas where it can make the greatest difference, namely, in strengthening community-based rehabilitation and medical rehabilitation, and their links with primary health care, improving data collection, and supporting policy development in accordance with the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). WHO, in partnership with ILO, UNESCO and International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), facilitated the development of CBR Guidelines (2010) to provide clear direction on how community-based development initiatives can work to ensure the rights of persons with disabilities, promote respect for their inherent dignity, and aim for an inclusive society, in accordance with the CRPD. In line with its commitment to promoting CBR, the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO) is working towards developing a strategic framework for CBR for the Region. To prepare for this, WHO commissioned the Asia-Pacific Development Centre on Disability (APCD), Bangkok, Thailand, to carry out a situation analysis of CBR in 11 Member States in the Region - Bangladesh, Bhutan, DPR Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor- Leste.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2013). Situation analysis of community-based rehabilitation in the South-East Asia Region. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205890