Almost everyone will be temporarily or permanently impaired at some point in life, and those who survive to old age will experience increasing difficulties in functioning. There is a substantial and ever-increasing unmet need for rehabilitation worldwide, which is particularly profound in low- and middle-income countries. This signals an urgent need for concerted and coordinated global action by all stakeholders, according to the World Health Organization.
It is the environment (Physical and Social) that disables people (create the disability) and not the mere presence of an impairment. After all, everyone harbours one or more impairment at any point in life….
This was a seminar presentation to promote and discuss CBR as the best strategy to truly rehabilitate persons with disability or are likely to experience disability. Download the complete power-point version here