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Ratify the Protocol on disability, African governments told

The Africa Disability Alliance calls on African Governments to ratify the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa The Africa Disability Alliance (ADA), wish to congratulate the African Union (AU) Assembly of African Union Heads of States and …

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“Disability and Inclusion in Africa: The Role of Assistive Technology”

Ensuring universal access to essential and affordable assistive technology will be crucial in the attainment of the development agenda for the  decades ahead, a report  by AfriNEAD, says. The further argues that overcoming impairments, eliminating barriers to enable persons with disabilities to actively participate and become productive members of society …

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Global Health and Disability

An online course on Global health and disability is set to commence later this month. Leaving no one behind: disability, health and well being in global development is a 3 week (maximum 4 hours per week) free online course from the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at the London …

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PWDs are excluded in dev’t because disability is expensive, leaders think-says study

  There are many hundreds of millions persons with disabilities in the world. Most of them are very poor. They are not given the chance to go to school. They do not have a job. They do not get health services and social services. Many are isolated. Often they are …

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How to find scholarship opportunities that could benefit persons with disabilities

Access to education by persons with disabilities remains a big challenge in most developing countries. However one way to increase access to learning opportunities is through seeking for external funding. Scholarships are one of the best ways to reduce these growing costs and scholarship search platforms exist to help students …

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Inclusive Education in Uganda: Best Practices

There is a lack of research into what works in Inclusive Education (IE) in Uganda, a recent study has found. Yet with children with disabilities (CwDs) constituting only 1.79% of total school enrollment, serious attention is needed to ‘ensure learning opportunities for all’ (SDG4), a study reveals further. Follow the …

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Conceptualisation of community-based rehabilitation in Southern Africa: A systematic review

Vyvienne R. P. M’kumbuzi and Hellen Myezwa have indicated that whereas there is available data regarding CBR, there is less literature linking rights of PWDs and social components of the CBR matrix and have thus recommended that future research needs to address the rights of PWDs and the social components …

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CBR Research as Part of Community Development

Over the past 25 years, many developing countries have initiated CBR projects.  Articles on CBR have been published in international journals indicating that CBR has become an accepted approach in supporting people with disabilities, in their own community.  Exploration of these articles indicates that the research base for this assumption …

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Disability and Social Change: A South African Agenda

CBR has been implemented for a number of years now. What progress are we making? A South African Study explores challenges in regard to CBR implementation read more

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Understanding Community Based Rehabilitation in South Africa

Unlike other conventional rehabilitation programmes, which tend to be mainly medical and institutional, CBR is categorically based within a community development framework. The strategy of CBR places equal emphasis on inclusion, equality and socio-economic development as well as rehabilitation of all people with disabilities, a study by Create (2015) notes… …

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