A catalog of wheelchairs and wheelchair accessories for use in less-resourced settings.
A situational analysis on the rehabilitation sector in Lao PDR, conducted by the University of Sydney April-May 2013.
A USAID-conducted overview of disability and persons with disabilities in Lao PDR.
A report conducted by the International Labour Organization on the inclusion of people with disabilities in Lao PDR.
A study conducted by the World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office, Handicap International Lao PDR Program, and World Education that provides an in-depth analysis of the rehabilitation workforce in Lao PDR.
The guidelines, produced by the World Health Organization, the US Agency for International Development, the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, and Disabled Peoples’ International, address the design, production, supply and service delivery of manual wheelchairs, in particular for long-term wheelchair users for use in less-resourced settings.
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an international disability treaty that was inspired by U.S. leadership in recognizing the rights of people with disabilities.
The WHO World Report on Disability provides the best available evidence about what works to overcome barriers to health care, rehabilitation, education, employment, and support services, and to create the environments which will enable people with disabilities to flourish. The report ends with a concrete set of recommended actions for governments and their partners.
Since beginning work in Laos in 1992, World Education has become a key player in education improvement, disabilities awareness, and UXO survivor services programs. This timeline illustrates some of the highlights of World Education’s work, from the USAID-funded UXO Victims’ Assistance project to rural microfinance projects and, most recently, the development of a national First Aid curriculum for village health volunteers
This short video tells the story of Ladone, a house-builder from rural Laos who lost his sight when an unexploded ordnance (UXO) buried in the ground exploded under his cooking fire.