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Guidelines on the Provision of Manual Wheelchairs in Less Resourced Settings

Geneva: World Health Organization; .
ISBN-13: 978-92-4-154748-2


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.

Contributors: Editorial committee: Geoff Bardsley, Marc Krizack, Abdullah Munish, Kim Reisinger, Sarah Sheldon; Editors: Johan Borg and Chapal Khasnabis; Authors: William Armstrong, Johan Borg, Marc Krizack, Alida Lindsley, Kylie Mines, Jon Pearlman, Kim Reisinger, Sarah Sheldon; Peer reviewers: Jocelyn Campbell, Stefan Constantinescu, Fiona Gall, K N Gopinath, Sepp Heim, Ralf Hotchkiss, R Lee Kirby, Anna Lindström, Matt McCambridge, Shona McDonald, Ray Mines, Alice Nganwa, Jamie Noon, Tone Oderud, Alana Officer, Valeria Rodriguez, Osten Safvelin, Elsje Scheffler, Harold Shangali, Edd Shaw, Gertrud Stehr Hott, Claude Tardif, Isabelle Urseau, David Werner; Illustrator: Jen McKinlay; Testimonial authors: Elly Bernard, Anca Beudean, Tun Channareth, Fiona Gall, Matt McCambridge, Shona McDonald, Laura Morales, Keo Sovann

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

The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the World Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Dotted lines on maps represent approximate border lines for which there may not yet be full agreement.

The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers' products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by the World Health Organization in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned. Errors and omissions excepted, the names of proprietary products are distinguished by initial capital letters.

All reasonable precautions have been taken by the World Health Organization to verify the information contained in this publication. However, the published material is being distributed without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. The responsibility for the interpretation and use of the material lies with the reader. In no event shall the World Health Organization be liable for damages arising from its use.

Copyright © 2008, World Health Organization.

All rights reserved. Publications of the World Health Organization can be obtained from WHO Press, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland (tel.: +41 22 791 3264; fax: +41 22 791 4857; e-mail: tni.ohw@sredrokoob). Requests for permission to reproduce or translate WHO publications – whether for sale or for noncommercial distribution – should be addressed to WHO Press, at the above address (fax: +41 22 791 4806; e-mail: tni.ohw@snoissimrep).

Bookshelf ID: NBK143778PMID: 23785745


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