Disabilities and rehabilitation

WHO hosts consultation on guidelines for Community-based rehabilitation (CBR)

From 11-15 December, WHO hosted the fourth consultation on the development of guidelines for Community-based rehabilitation (CBR). Participants from WHO, ILO, UNESCO, Disabled Peoples International, the International Disability Alliance and other international NGOs reviewed and revised the first draft and decided upon a detailed timetable for the project. Participants agreed that they would explore the possibilities of raising funds for implementing the guidelines in countries, including promoting CBR as a strategy for inclusive development. They noted their appreciation for the leadership WHO has taken in developing such a tool. The guidelines are expected to be launched in late 2008.

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