Disability and rehabilitation

WHO hosts workshop on the "Guidelines for community-based rehabilitation", December 2007

December 5 - 7, 2007 WHO hosted the final workshop on the "Guidelines for community-based rehabilitation" (CBR), which were prepared by WHO, ILO and UNESCO in partnership with leading international nongovernmental organizations and disabled people's organizations. This meeting concluded an extensive review process to incorporate the perspectives of local stakeholders into the guidelines. As part of this process a regional workshop took place from 25 - 27 November at the Asia-Pacific Centre on Disability in Bangkok, Thailand. The workshop, hosted in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency and CBM, involved 22 experts from 9 countries (Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam). Participants reviewed the draft guidelines and provided feedback about their appropriateness for the region. The draft guidelines will be launched in 2010.

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