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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 children with disabilities. CBR is implemented through the combined efforts of disabled people themselves, their families and communities and the appropriate health, education, vocational and social services.” (ILO, UNESCO, WHO Joint Position Paper 2004). Its implementation in several countries is not universal. For South Africa it is equally different, understand why, read more here

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