Disability and rehabilitation

Community-based rehabilitation (CBR): what WHO is doing

Guidelines for implementing CBR


  • To provide guidance and the necessary impetus for CBR practitioners to initiate and/or strengthen CBR programmes
  • To facilitate collaborative work within the United Nations system and with Member States, academia, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations, including organizations of people with disabilities
  • To achieve the common agenda of "Equal Citizenship and Inclusive Society"

The guidelines were jointly published by ILO, UNESCO, IDDC and WHO and launched in 2010.

Development of CBR guidelines: meeting reports

Workshops on CBR guidelines

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