Promoting rights and community living for children with psychosocial disabilities

January 2016 -- Some children are born with disabilities, and others develop disabilities in their early years. These children need security, care and love, best provided by keeping them with their parents or caregivers in their own community.
This report underscores the urgent need for countries to move from institution-based care to community-based care. It provides guidance, based on promising practices from around the globe to ensure that children are able to live and thrive in the community.

Key WHO publications

  • The World Health Report
    Expert assessment of global health including statistics. Each report focuses on a particular theme.
  • International Pharmacopoeia
    Collection of quality specifications for pharmaceutical substances and dosage forms, for reference or adaptation by WHO Member States.


WHO guidelines

WHO guidelines