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Livelihood Project for Persons with Disabilities; lessons from Asia

In the absence of any programme to develop PWDs’ residual skills and day to day functional abilities, PWDs tend to grow up being dependent on others and deprived of gainful livelihood opportunities in most cases. We take lessons from an initiative from Asia. Click here for details

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Association between race/ethnicity and disability status and receipt of vaccines

Did you know that your disability status/race could determine your access to certain vaccines ?  A study done in Florida indicates that some Individuals living with a disability or are a member of a certain racial/ethnic group may be at heightened risk for not receiving important vaccinations. Click here to read …

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Rolling Inspiration: Changing lives

CBR Africa Network wishes to celebrate the life of one outstanding woman with disability who worked tirelessly to promote the lives of persons with disability. Thuli Matlala, you did well. You can find details of Thuli’s life and more interesting reading  on Rolling Inspiration publication shared here.

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Education through sport

Recently we sent out a call to CBR members asking them to share information for possible publication on our platforms. We are happy to announce that the response has been great. We are therefore, delighted to share with our audience  a newsletter from Edusport Foundation from Zambia. The foundation uses …

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Understanding Community Based Rehabilitation in South Africa

Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) has been promoted internationally for several  years as a core strategy for improvement in the quality of life and services for people with disabilities: “Community Based Rehabilitation is a strategy within community development for the rehabilitation, equalisation of opportunities and social inclusion of all adults and …

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Call to Participate and Disseminaten GloSYS Africa Project

Global Young Academy<https://globalyoungacademy.net> (GYA) recently launched the Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) Africa survey. The GloSYS project investigates the context in which early-career researchers today work, and the challenges and  motivations that shape their career trajectories. For easy access, the study is linked here in English<https://glosys.typeform.com/to/Cup20s> and in French<https://glosys.typeform.com/to/OU68Eg>. Any …

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The 6thCBR Africa conference newsletters

Please download the 6th CBR Africa Conference newsletters here Day one Edition Day two Edition Day three Edition Day four Edition  

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Access to Information for the Visually Impaired has been Made Possible

By Mr Twebaze the Registrar General, Uganda Registration Services Bureau. Uganda Registration Services Bureau has been spearheading a process for Uganda to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled. Uganda ratified the treaty on April 23, …

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Networks present better options in CBR implementation

Did you ever bother to know how much networks can play in addressing community needs especially for persons with disabilities? Over time, practice has shown that when development partners join hands in putting together resources rather than duplicate interventions, there is usually a great impact created in the community. CAN …

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Uganda’s compliance with international legal regimes is wanting, says study

The Government of Uganda still has a long way to go  in ensuring that her interventions towards inclusiveness meet both the national and international legal regimes, a study titled Disability Demands conducted by the Country’s National Umbrella Organization for Persons with Disabilities reveals.  According to the study, there are still  …

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