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Community-based rehabilitation guidelines

World Health Organization; World Health Organization WHO Resources 2010 Video file 978 92 4 154805 2

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The Community-based rehabilitation guidelines provide CBR managers, among others, with practical suggestions on how to develop or strengthen CBR programmes and ensure that people with disabilities and their family members are able to access the benefits of the health, education, livelihood and social sectors. The guidelines have a strong focus on empowerment through facilitation of the inclusion and participation of disabled people, their family members, and communities in all development and decision-making processes. The guidelines also encourage CBR programmes to be evaluated and further research to be carried out on the effectiveness and efficiency of CBR in diverse contexts.