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Photo: 4-year-old Fernando Rodriguez receives regular motoric training in one of Light for the World's CBR projects. Credit: Gregor Kuntscher

National CBR plan

In Bolivia, Light for the World is at the forefront in implementing CBR programmes to give people with disabilities access to rehabilitation and health services. Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) not only offers therapy at home for children and adults with disabilities, but also allows family, neighbours and friends to participate in the process. The result: people with disabilities are no longer hidden in institutions, but are perceived as part of society. In 2016, 1,066 children with disabilities accessed services in our 8 rehabilitation projects.

To better connect projects and partner organisations all over the country, we recently supported the establishment of a national CBR network. Together with the Bolivian Ministry of Health and with the feedback of Light for the World experts, a National CBR Plan has been jointly elaborated. Our partners are now more visible at national and regional levels. In the coming years, we will support our partners to further implement programmes and policies on rehabilitation, Inclusive Education, and promoting gender equality and child protection.

Map of Bolivia
  • Area: 1,098,581 km2
  • Population: 10.7 million
  • Life expectancy: 67.3 years
  • Ophthalmologists: 349
Jennifer Jerabek. Credit: Gregor Kuntscher

Programme Coordinator for Bolivia

+43 1 810 13 00 - 88
j.jerabek [at]

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