Disability and rehabilitation

Guidelines on the provision of manual wheelchairs in less resourced settings

World Health Organization

Cover of publication: guidelines on the provision of manual wheelchairs

Publication details

Number of pages: 128
Publication date: 2008
ISBN: 9789241547482



These guidelines, developed for use in less resourced settings, address the design, production, supply and service delivery of manual wheelchairs, in particular for long-term wheelchair users. The guidelines and related recommendations are targeted at a range of audiences, including policy-makers; planners, managers, providers and users of wheelchair services; designers, purchasers, donors and adapters of wheelchairs; trainers of wheelchair provision programmes; representatives of disabled people’s organizations; and individual users and their families.

By developing an effective system of wheelchair provision, Member States support implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the May 2005 World Health Assembly resolution A58/23 Disability, including prevention, management and rehabilitation.

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