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CLASP catalog Consolidated Logistics for Assistive Technology Supply and Provision (CLASP) Hub Catalog: Wheelchairs and Seating Systems

A catalog of wheelchairs and wheelchair accessories for use in less-resourced settings.

Situational Analysis Rehabilitation Sector Lao PDR Rehabilitation Sector Situation Analysis Report: Lao PDR

A situational analysis on the rehabilitation sector in Lao PDR, conducted by the University of Sydney April-May 2013.

Lao PDR: General Disability Overview Lao PDR: General Disability Overview

A USAID-conducted overview of disability and persons with disabilities in Lao PDR.

International Labour Organization Report on Disability in Lao PDR International Labour Organization: Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

A report conducted by the International Labour Organization on the inclusion of people with disabilities in Lao PDR.

Capacity Assessment Plan of Rehabilitation Workforce in Lao PDR Capacity Assessment and Development of Plan to Increase Capacity of Laos Rehabilitation Workforce

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.

Guidelines for the provision of wheelchairs in less-resourced settings World Health Organization Wheelchair Provision in Less-Resourced Settings

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.

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Conventions on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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.

World Health Organization World Disability Report World Health Organization World Report on Disability

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.

World Education Laos Timeline World Education Laos Timeline

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

Video about the War Victims Medical Fund VIDEO: War Victims Medical Fund

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.