Disabilities and rehabilitation

Medical care and rehabilitation

Disability and HIV Policy Brief

This Policy Brief discusses the actions needed to increase the participation of persons with disabilities in the response to HIV and ensure they have access to HIV services, both tailored to their diverse needs and equal to services available to others in the community.

Rehabilitation for Persons with Traumatic Injuries (2004)

This manual is intended for mid-level rehabilitation workers and primary health care personnel as an educational and instructional tool to use for their work with persons who have sustained traumatic brain injury, their families and members of their communities. The manual contains common medical, physical, cognitive and behavioral consequences of brain injury, and basic information for helping caregivers and community members, including teachers and potential employers.

Review of disability issues and rehabilitation services in 29 African countries (2004)

This report is based on information related to disability issues and rehabilitation services, provided by 29 countries of Africa.

Promoting independence following a stroke: a guide for therapists and professionals working in primary health care (1999)

This guide is intended for mid-level rehabilitation workers on work with people who have suffered a stroke and their families. The guide contains advice on how to plan and conduct rehabilitation activities for those who have had a stroke to promote their independence in all aspects of daily life.

Cost analysis for management of rehabilitation programmes (1997)

This document defines a framework for a structure of costs for different community-based rehabilitation programmes to assist in the decision-making process and maximize scarce resources.

Let's communicate: a handbook for people working with children with communication difficulties (1997)

This manual is intended for mid-level rehabilitation workers on work with children with communication difficulties and their families. The manual contains information on general aspects of communication, causes of communication impairment, sample assessments, and advice for parents and those involved in the training of health and education workers.

Promoting independence following a spinal cord injury: a manual for mid-level rehabilitation workers (1996)

This manual is to support the work of mid-level rehabilitation workers on their work with children or adults with spinal cord injury and their families. It refers to the physical effects of this type of injury, the different levels of injury and the basic care of a person following a spinal cord injury.

Promoting the development of infants and young children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus: a guide for mid-level rehabilitation workers (1996)

This guide is designed to support mid-level rehabilitation workers on work with infants, children and young adults with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and their families. The manual includes information on the types, signs and causes of spina bifida and hydrocephalus, assessment of the level of development of those affected, and suggestions to promote normal development, mobility and self-care.

Disability prevention and rehabilitation: a guide for strengthening the basic nursing curriculum (1996)

This document contains descriptions of the role of the nurse in disability prevention and rehabilitation, a review of the standard curricula for the basic training of nurses, and topics which may be added to standard curricula to strengthen the nurses' role in disability prevention and rehabilitation.

Disability prevention and rehabilitation in primary health care: a guide for district health and rehabilitation managers (1995)

This guide contains recommendations for strengthening disability prevention and rehabilitation within primary health care services. It is addressed to rehabilitation and general health care personnel within district health services, in particular to the managers of those services.

Rehabilitation surgery for deformities due to poliomyelitis (1993)

This guide is for doctors providing surgical services in resource constrained hospitals where access to specialized services is limited. The text, which is complemented by numerous detailed illustrations, provides general information about poliomyelitis and its sequelae, explains which patients are most likely to benefit from surgery and outlines the basic surgical techniques and procedures involved.

Promoting the development of young children with cerebral palsy: a guide for mid-level rehabilitation workers (1993)

This guide is designed to support mid-level rehabilitation workers on work with children with cerebral palsy and their families. The manual includes information on early detection and assessment of the level of development of the child, equipment to support their needs and suggestions to promote mobility and improved communication.

Education of mid-level rehabilitation workers: recommendations from country experiences (1992)

These recommendations for the education of mid-level rehabilitation workers are based on experiences in planning and implementing training programmes in nine countries. This information is useful in designing and developing training programmes specific to community-based rehabilitation.

Guidelines for the prevention of deformities in polio (1990)

These guidelines provide health workers with information needed to educate families of children with polio to help them to understand the disease, prevent deformities and assist the children's growth and development in the best way possible.


Report of the WHO Expert Committee

Report of the WHO Expert Committee on Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation - 1981

Report of the WHO Expert Committee on Medical Rehabilitation - 1969

Report of the WHO Expert Committee on Medical Rehabilitation - 1958

Review of disability issues and rehabilitation services in 29 African countries (2004)

This report is based on information related to disability issues and rehabilitation services, provided by 29 countries of Africa.