Community Based Rehabilitation Africa Network
 
 
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CBR Training

 



POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS iN RESEARCH PROJECTS INTO ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: A €9M EU Marie Curie programme called ASSISTID will fund 40 post-doctoral fellows over the next 4 years in research projects into Assistive Technologies for Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders and ID with dementia........read more

DEAF CHILDREN IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT- POST-GRADUATE SHORT COURSE:  A course that expands the knowledge on the specific situation of deaf children in developing countries, embedded in the academic framework of International Development as well as practical implementation........read more

WHO Wheelchair Service Training Package ........read more

CBR Courses at Kyambogo University, Kampala - Uganda :-
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FREE online CBR courses developed by the Medical Support Department of AIFO.
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The COMBRA CBR Certification Course comprises of 13 weeks of participatory learning, 4 weeks of community practicum and 1 week of examinations......Read More

 
 
Background


CAN is an information & knowledge sharing network for Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) workers in Africa that was set up to support CBR initiatives through documentation of good practices. Through the efforts of a secretariat team in Uganda, with the support of an executive committee from 8 African countries, CAN facilitates sharing by organising conferences, writer’s workshops, encouraging formation of CBR National Associations, a website and publications that is produces. CAN information is accessible in most African countries and all over the world.

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News
 

CCBRT ADVOCATES FOR EARLY TREATMENT OF BABIES & CHILDREN WITH CLUBFOOT AS THE WORLD COMMEMORATES WORLD CLUBFOOT DAY:
 
Speaking to reporters in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Tuesday, CCBRT Orthopaedics Surgeon, Dr Prosper Alute said between January and April this year, the centre served 117 new clubfoot clients and performed 1,564 treatments at its disability hospitals..............Read More


 

 

DISTICTS DECRY POOR FUNDING FOR THE DISABLED:
 
A report by CAN released at the Silver Springs Hotel in Bugolobi, Kampala, shows that districts get as low as 3m per quarter for rehabilitation services of PWDs and the money is oavailable in only 26 of the 112 districts in Uganda..............Read More


 

 

NIGERIA'S FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RENEWS COMMITMENT TO CBR:
 
The Federal Government on Thursday renewed its commitment to ensuring that Persons with Disabilities (PWD) receive Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR)..............Read More


 
 

SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES:
 
Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar took office as the first Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 1 December 2014, following Human Rights Council resolution 26/20 establishing the new special procedures mandate...............Read More

 
   
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Uganda, Tel: 0414 574462 , Email:: info@afri-can.org or grace@afri-can.org