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New CBR guidelines launched in Abuja

01-11-2010
Joy Joanne (left) from Sudan, has learning and physical disabilities after contracting cerebral malaria as an infant and is now part of a CBM-supported CBR (Community Based Rehabilitation) programme
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Joy Joanne, from Sudan, has learning and physical disabilities after contracting cerebral malaria as an infant and is now part of a CBM-supported CBR (Community Based Rehabilitation) programme

New Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) guidelines aimed at empowering persons with disabilities have been launched during the 4th CBR Africa conference in Abuja, Nigeria.

Empowerment of persons with disabilities

On 27 October 2010, the 4th CBR Africa Network Conference (CAN) launched new guidelines designed to empower persons with disabilities by supporting their inclusion in health, education, employment, social, skills training and other community services. See download in right margin for full press release and link below to the guidelines.

A joint effort

Karen Heinicke-Motsch, Coordinator of CBM's Advisory Working Group on CBR ©CBM
Karen Heinicke-Motsch
Karen Heinicke-Motsch - Coordinator of CBM's Advisory Working Group on CBR and Director of International Programs for CBM USA - co-edited the new CBR guidelines, which are the result of joint efforts of U.N. and international organisations.

They are expected to impact on millions of people with disabilities, many of whom now live in poverty and exclusion.

The new CBM Inclusive Development Newsletter, themed around CBR, was released to coincide with this launch.

What the Community-based rehabilitation guidelines do

  • Provide guidance on how to develop and strengthen CBR programmes;
  • Promote CBR as a strategy for community-based development involving people with disabilities;
  • Support stakeholders to meet the basic needs and enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities and their families;
  • Encourage the empowerment of people with disabilities and their families.

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Inclusive Development Newsletter - Edition 4

Themed around Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) and timed to coincide with the launch of the CBR Guidelines in Nigeria, 2010

01-11-2010

CBM and CBR

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