Disability and Rehabilitation

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There are at least 81,200,000 people affected by some form of disability in Africa (10%). However, this might be a conservative estimation as WHO-ICF tools for defining and measuring disability prevalence have not yet been used in many countries. Most common disabilities in Africa are:  physical, sensory (blindness) and mental disabilities.

The interventions being implemented are:

  • Community based rehabilitation, CBR,
  • Provision of orthopedic devices and mobility aids,
  • Training and capacity development of rehabilitation personnel and orthopedic technicians, physiotherapists, etc.
  • Policy development on disability and action plan on behalf of persons with disabilities, PwDs.
  • Capacity building of Disabled people Organizations, DPOs and networks supporting the UN Convention on the rights of persons.