Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Publication Details

This article was originally published as:

Morchen, M., Ormsby, G., Bonn, T., & Lewis, D. (2013). Addressing disability in the health system at CARITAS Takeo Eye Hospital. Community Eye Health Journal, 26(81), 8-9. Retrieved from http://www.cehjournal.org/article/addressing-disability-in-the-health-system-at-caritas-takeo-eye-hospital/

ISSN: 0953-6833

ANZSRC / FoR Code

111301 Ophthalmology| 111703 Care for Disabled| 111712 Health Promotion| 111717 Primary Health Care

Abstract

The article describes how the CARITAS Takeo Eye Hospital (CTEH) in Cambodia has worked hard to be more inclusive of people with disabilities. It mentions that the process to address the disability at the CTEH began in 2008 with the construction of new premises with universal design which reduced the physical barriers for everybody. The CTEH staff was trained on inclusion by CBM Australia and the Nossal Institute for Global Health; disability-inclusive practices reported a positive outcome.

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Used by permission: International Centre for Eye Health

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At the time of writing Gail Ormsby was affiliated with the University of Melbourne

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