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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.
Our research shows that at least 9% of carers in India and Nepal are under 17 years of age. The gender imbalance that is found amongst adult carers extends to child carers, with girls providing care in significantly more cases than boys. For families who have both sons and daughters, the common scenario is…read more
Our #HumansCare feature this week takes us to Toripani village in Myagdi district, Nepal. Caring for a loved one here is particularly challenging due to the remoteness of the villages, meaning that access to services and support is nearly impossible. Regardless of...read more