What is Community Based Rehabilitation - CBR
A community worker in Tanzania regularly visits Grace through the rehabilitation process. Photo: CBM/Pflanz
Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) is something we read and talk about a lot in development. But what is it really, and how did it come about?
In the 1970's, the WHO, facing challenges in extending primary health care to poor countries, began shifting support from centre-based institutions to the community in order to provide better support and assistance to people with disabilities. According to the WHO "Community Based Rehabilitation evolved as a...