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ENABLING PEOPLE WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES IN BANGLADESH

TO REACH THEIR POTENTIAL THROUGH THE PROVISION OF AIDS AND APPLIANCES

© Iqbal Hossain iqbal_labqi@hotmail.com
  • LOCATION

    Savar, Bangladesh

  • PROJECT DATES

    March 2019 – February 2020

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    PROJECT PARTNERS

    Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) Bangladesh

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    FUNDER

    Souter Charitable Trust

This project aimed to improve the lives of 22 persons with disabilities and their carers.

By providing a range of assistive devices (aids and appliances) this project has enabled greater freedom for disabled people to participate in various aspects of community life while simultaneously alleviating some of the caring burden, in turn freeing time for carers to, for instance, earn a living, and thereby reduce family poverty.

 

This project also offered basic rehabilitation therapy training to disabled people’s carers, equipping those carers with a skill that removes the need to seek costly therapy through a commercial service.

 

In this project, our local partner CDD held a mobile outreach disability camp in Savar. A team of rehabilitation and primary health specialists assessed and diagnosed disabilities, referred those who required specialised rehabilitation services and/or corrective surgery, and promoted functional independence as far as is possible.

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