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Catalysing Change for Carers in Low and Middle Income Countries
Long-term care for people with chronic illnesses and disabilities presents an urgent challenge around the world. The burden placed on unpaid family carers is immense and has a direct impact on their physical health, mental and emotional wellbeing and economic security. Carers Worldwide highlights the vital role played by carers. We advocate for their inclusion in mainstream development programmes and the development of carer-specific services.
This is the story of Laxmi Devi, a 32 year old carer who lives in Rudh village in Jharkhand, north India. Laxmi cares for her husband, Ashok, who lost the use of both of his legs as a child due to Polio. The couple have two children, a boy aged 10 and a girl...read more
Last weekend Anil visited Geneva to take part in a learning exchange organised by the Commonwealth Foundation which was attended by a number of representatives from 8 Commonwealth countries. The focus of the exchange was “accountability in health policy and service...read more