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Escaping Stigma and Neglect : People with Disabilities in Sierra Leone

ACCESS TO EDUCATION ACCESS TO EMPLOYMENT ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES AGED AGING ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES ARMED CONFLICT BASIC NEEDS BASIC SOCIAL SERVICES BLINDNESS CAPACITY BUILDING CARE FOR CHILDREN CAUSE OF DISABILITY CAUSES OF DISABILITY CENSUSES CESAREAN SECTION CHILD DEVELOPMENT CHRONIC CONDITIONS CIVIL WAR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES CULTURAL RIGHTS CYCLE OF POVERTY DEAFNESS DECISION MAKING DEMOCRACY DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES DISABILITY ACCESS DISABILITY ISSUES DISABILITY LEGISLATION DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN DISCRIMINATION DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN DISSEMINATION ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES ECONOMIC RESOURCES ELDERLY ELDERLY PEOPLE EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY FAMILIES FAMILY MEMBERS FISTULA FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS GENDER DISPARITY HEALTH CARE HEALTH CARE SERVICES HEALTH EDUCATION HEALTH FACILITIES HEALTH POLICIES HEALTH PROBLEMS HEALTH RESEARCH HEALTH SECTOR HEALTH SERVICES HEALTH SYSTEMS HEALTHY LIFE HIV HOSPITAL HOSPITALS HOUSEHOLD LEVEL HUMAN CAPITAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HUMAN RIGHTS LEGISLATION HUMAN RIGHTS OF WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS ILL-HEALTH ILLITERACY ILLNESS ILLNESSES IMMUNIZATION INCOME-GENERATING ACTIVITIES INFORMATION CAMPAIGNS INFORMATION SERVICES INJURIES INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS INTERNATIONAL COVENANT INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL LAW INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS INTERNATIONAL TREATIES INTERVENTION LABOR FORCE LABOR SUPPLY LAWS LEADING CAUSES LEGAL STATUS LEPROSY LEVEL OF EDUCATION LEVEL OF POVERTY LIFE EXPECTANCY LIMITED RESOURCES LITERACY RATES LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES MALARIA MEDICAL EQUIPMENT MENTAL HEALTH MIGRATION MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS MINISTRY OF EDUCATION MINISTRY OF HEALTH MORBIDITY MORTALITY MOTHER NATIONAL ACTION NATIONAL ACTION PLAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE NATIONAL COUNCIL NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION NATIONAL LEVEL NATIONAL POLICY NATURAL RESOURCES NUMBER OF PEOPLE NUTRITION OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES PARENTING PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION IN DECISION PARTICIPATION IN SOCIETY PEACE PENSIONS PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES PHYSICAL DISABILITIES PHYSICAL DISABILITY PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT PHYSICAL HEALTH POLICY FRAMEWORK POLICY GOALS POLICY MAKERS POLIO POLITICAL INSTABILITY POLITICAL RIGHTS POLITICAL TURMOIL POLLUTION POOR HEALTH POOR HOUSEHOLDS POOR PEOPLE POVERTY REDUCTION POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY PREGNANCY PREVENTABLE DISEASE PREVENTIVE HEALTH CARE PRIMARY EDUCATION PRIMARY HEALTH CARE PROGRESS PROVISION OF SUPPORT PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT PUBLIC AWARENESS PUBLIC HEALTH PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN PUBLIC INFORMATION PUBLIC SERVICES PUBLIC SUPPORT QUALITY OF LIFE RACIAL DISCRIMINATION RAPE RAPES RECREATION REFUGEES REPRODUCTIVE AGE RESOURCE ALLOCATION RESPECT RIGHTS OF PERSONS RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES RULE OF LAW RURAL AREAS SAFETY NETS SANITATION SCHOOL ATTENDANCE SECONDARY SCHOOL SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL SECONDARY SCHOOLS SERVICE PROVIDERS SERVICE PROVISION SERVICES FOR PEOPLE SEXUAL VIOLENCE SMALL BOY SOCIAL ACTION SOCIAL AFFAIRS SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT SOCIAL GROUP SOCIAL IMPACT SOCIAL NETWORKS SOCIAL POLICY SOCIAL SECURITY SOCIAL SERVICES SOCIAL SUPPORT SOCIAL WELFARE SOCIAL WORKERS STDS STIS STRATEGIC PRIORITIES SURGERY TECHNICAL CAPACITY TERTIARY LEVEL TRANSPORTATION TRAUMA TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER TREATY UNEMPLOYMENT UNEMPLOYMENT RATES URBAN AREAS VIOLENCE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN VULNERABILITY VULNERABLE GROUPS WALKING WAR VICTIMS WARS WOMAN WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION YOUNG CHILDREN YOUNG PEOPLE
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World Bank
Africa | West Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | Sierra Leone
2012-03-19T10:04:08Z | 2012-04-04T07:44:01Z | 2012-03-19T10:04:08Z | 2012-04-04T07:44:01Z | 2009-05-01

The objective of this policy note on people with disabilities in Sierra Leone is to: (i) provide a diagnosis on the scale and nature of the problem; (ii) analyze current public policies in support of people with disabilities; (iii) review public and private programs; and (iv) propose some policy options to policy makers and development partners. This note contains five chapters, the first of which is this introduction. Chapter two summarizes the diagnosis of the scale and nature of the people with disabilities issue by examining the prevalence, types, and causes of disability and by discussing the socioeconomic profiles of people with disabilities, particularly their access to health, education, and social protection services. Chapter three includes an analysis of current public policies and of the legal and institutional framework for the protection and promotion of the rights of people with disabilities in Sierra Leone. Chapter four provides an overview of the current public and private programs to support people with disabilities, with a focus on their objectives, costs, limitations, and impact. Most of these programs have been in direct response to the conflict and have had an emergency nature, at times disregarding some of the more structural issues concerning people with disabilities and the needs of those people whose disability is only indirectly related to the conflict. The final chapter, chapter five, outlines possible options to reform the overall public/private approach to people with disabilities, and explores options for inclusive policies and programs to support people with disabilities including sector interventions to improve their standard of living.

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