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Strategy for Disability and Rehabilitation 2013-2016

Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; Ministry of Public Health Disability and Rehabilitation Department Country Resources Disability Strategies and Plans Afghanistan 1 January 2013 Policy document advocacy, CRPD, rehabilitation

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The strategic priorities of the MoPH will reinforce and enhance all service provision for persons with permanent and temporary disability and will inspire the fulfillment of the following objectives:
1. To increase the capacity of the Disability and Rehabilitation Department for coordination, monitoring and reporting on Ministry and NGO implemented rehabilitation services including community based rehabilitation
2. To develop a long-term MoPH plan for the oversight and integration of rehabilitation services within the BPHS and EPHS including budgeting, referral systems, standards of care, service implementation and quality management.
3. To improve Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Services through increased numbers of professionally trained practitioners at the provincial and community level
4. To improve the psychological and social inclusion of persons with disabilities through cross sector links and referrals.
5. To enhance provision of early treatment of children with severe disabilities and care for persons with spinal cord injury and through research, strengthening of rehabilitation services, coordination among key ministries, the development of care policies and guidelines for both medical and non-medical practitioners
6. To increase prevention measures that target avoidable disabilities due to accident and preventable diseases.

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