Wednesday , 19 December 2018

International White Cane Day- October 15th

15-October: International White Cane Day White Cane Safety Day celebrates blind and visually impaired people’s achievements on October 15 every year. It also reminds people about the how the white cane is an important tool in helping the blind and the visually impaired live with greater independence. The white cane …

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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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6th CBR Conference 2018 Lusaka,Zambia

      Click here for more highlights about the CBR Conference 2018

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New NDIS Quarterly Report Revives Call to Lift NDIA Staff Cap

Almost 200,000 Australians are now accessing National Disability Insurance Scheme, new figures show, but continued challenges with the speed of roll-out and the resolution of appeals is reviving calls to remove the arbitrary cap on disability agency staff. Read more  

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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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African countries struggling to achieve disability inclusion in SDGs

He said persons with disabilities are mostly left out during the implementation of some of the goals among the SDGs By Arthur Sikopo African governments have been blamed for the current slow inclusion of persons with disability in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While presenting a paper on “SDGs 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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