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Regional framework on community-based rehabilitation : pilot version

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO), Regional Office or the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO)

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This regional framework was developed from an inter-country initiative by national authorities and independent experts within the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region to develop a community-based rehabilitation strategy to put into effect the provisions of the of the United Nations Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for People with Disabilities (1993) and Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006). It details the CBR strategic objectives, key approaches to achieving them and indicators of success

Social determinants of health in countries in conflict : a perspective from the Eastern Mediterranean region

WATTS, Susan
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO), Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

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The objectives of this review are to: assess the impact of conflict on the health of people in affected countries of the Region; document how conflict affects social determinants, and thus results in adverse health outcomes; present the results of an innovative qualitative study that captures civilian suffering and resilience in a conflict setting, through collaboration with civil society organizations; identify some examples of activities and interventions that may help to mitigate the impact of these conflicts on the health and well-being of affected populations; and identify policy implications. The study identifies three social determinants that have a bearing on health and are peculiar to a conflict setting: the loss of human rights, breaches of medical neutrality, and progression from stress to distress and disease that results from constant, unremitting exposure to a life-threatening situation. This review was requested by the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health


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