This publication focuses on understanding community-based rehabilitation (CBR).
It does not try to define CBR, as it has become apparent in recent years that CBR defies definition. This is because its simplicity and complexity have led to confusion about what CBR means. The simplicity of CBR has to do with its history of starting with the delivery of primary rehabilitation therapy to people with disabilities in their communities'. The complexity of CBR is the result of the current concept that CBR programmes should be multi-sectoral( or multi-disciplinary)so that they can provide assistance in all of the areas which are central to improvement of the quality of life of people with disabilities. This complexity recognizes the need for close coordination, collaboration and cooperation between governmental and non-governmental organizations of all types and at all levels
The Multi-sectoral Approach 2
Programme Criteria 3
The Components of Community-based
Rehabilitation Programmes 4
Sectors and Roles for the Development and Implementation of
Community-based Rehabilitation 7