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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.
For our first Humans Care feature of 2019 we would like to introduce Sushila Malla who lives in Kathmandu with her husband and two daughters. Sushila cares for her eldest daughter, RIya Shrestha, who has Celebral Palsy and requires round the clock support. For more...read more
In this #HumansCare feature we would like to introduce Mary Wickenden, a disability researcher who specialises in inclusive and participatory research. Mary has worked on disability focused research projects, as well as intervention and training projects across East...read more