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Guidelines on the provision of manual wheelchairs in less resourced settings

Author(s):
World Health Organization, author
Title(s):
Guidelines on the provision of manual wheelchairs in less resourced settingsĀ / World Health Organization.
Country of Publication:
Switzerland
Publisher:
Geneva, Switzerland : World Health Organization, [2008]
Description:
1 online resource (127 pages) : illustrations
Language:
English
ISBN:
9789241547482
Electronic Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK143778/
Summary:
These guidelines, developed for use in less resourced settings, address the design, production, supply and service delivery of manual wheelchairs, in particular for long-term wheelchair users. The guidelines and related recommendations are targeted at a range of audiences, including policy-makers; planners, managers, providers and users of wheelchair services; designers, purchasers, donors and adapters of wheelchairs; trainers of wheelchair provision programmes; representatives of disabled people's organizations; and individual users and their families. By developing an effective system of wheelchair provision, Member States support implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the May 2005 World Health Assembly resolution A58/23 Disability, including prevention, management and rehabilitation.
MeSH:
Developing Countries
Wheelchairs/economics
Wheelchairs/standards*
Publication Type(s):
Guideline
Notes:
Title from PDF t.p.
Includes bibliographical references.
Issued also in print.
Financial support: US Agency for International Development; Partner organizations: Centre for International Rehabilitation, Disabled Peoples' International, International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, The Motivation Charitable Trust (Motivation), Whirlwind Wheelchair International (Whirlwind) at San Francisco State University.
Description based on version viewed July 31, 2013.
NLM ID:
101612310 [Book]

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