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ICACBR

CBR Development in Republika Srpska (RS), Bosnia and Herzegovina


Project Information

Name:

CBR Development in Republika Srpska (RS), Bosnia and Herzegovina

Donors:

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Queen's University, RS partners

Budget:

$1,925,000 CAD

Duration:

April 2002 - June 2004

Primary Site:

Primarily in the Republika Srpska

Secondary in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Beneficiaries:

  • Persons with disabilities, their families and their communities

  • Health Care Practitioners who will gain valuable CBR education.


Overview

Since 1993, ICACBR has worked extensively in the Balkans, initially in service delivery during the conflict and subsequently, as part of the post-conflict reconstruction of the health care systems. In 1993, it participated in the introduction of CBR during the humanitarian crises. This lead to the development of CBR as a core dimension of national reform in rehabilitation services in the Federation and Republika Srpska (RS) of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH).

The RS Government first learned about CBR development through contact with the Federation of BiH Government. After attending ICACBR sponsored conferences and seminars in BiH during the post-conflict emergency phase (1996-97), the RS Government became very interested in developing their own CBR program. In January 1998, discussions began on developing a national CBR program in RS.

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