• January to March 2024 Article ID: NSS8562 Impact Factor:7.60 Cite Score:678 Download: 35 DOI: https://doi.org/ View PDf

    The Impact of World Health Organization- 8 steps Guidelines in Manual Wheelchair Service Provision in Less Resourced Settings on Health, Education and Psychological Well-being of wheelchair Users with special reference to Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh

      Dr. Mitali Bajaj
        Associate Professor (Education) Maharaja College, Ujjain (M.P.)
      Sheetal Kumari
        Research Scholar, Maharaja College, Vikram University, Ujjain (M.P.)
  • Introduction: "There is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person as more." - Robert M. Hensel

    The wheelchair is one of the most commonly used assistive devices for enhancing personal mobility, which is a precondition for enjoying human rights and living in dignity and assists people with disabilities to become more productive members of their communities. For many people, an appropriate, well-designed and well-fitted wheelchair can be the first step towards inclusion and participation in society.

    In 2008, the World Health Organization (WHO) published Guidelines on the provision of Manual Wheelchairs in Less Resourced Settings (LRS), which emphasized the need for appropriate wheelchairs, with a provision system addressing design, production, supply and service delivery processes.

    The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol (1) were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 13 December 2006 to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.