Representatives of conflict-hit nations participate in Agra community based rehabilitation meet
Representatives from several countries participated in the first meeting of an initiative by the World Health Organisation (WHO) named Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) to discuss ways to empower the specially abled people across the globe.
The CBR is a programme initiated by the World Health Organization for inclusive and community development.
The focus is on people who are specially abled and the aim of the programme is to provide adequate heath facilities, education and livelihood.
Talking to reporters in Agra, Minister of Public Health of Afghanistan, Syed Habib, attending the meet said that the number of specially abled people due to the conflict in his country is alarming.
"I earlier also said that because of war and conflict, there is a lot of physically disabled people. They lose their legs they lose even some parts of their bodies. So, for the rehabilitation of that the government and NGO's are together trying to provide them something to support them for example if a leg (prosthetic) is needed. So, they are providing that," said Habib.
He also added that out of the total population in Afghanistan of 300 million, 800 thousands are specially abled.
"800 thousands disabled people are there in Afghanistan. The total population is around 30 million, among 800 thousands of them are disabled," said Habib.
Conflicts in Afghanistan have scarred the people living in the country both emotionally and physically.