Rehabilitation an international perspective: A Zimbabwean experience

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Purpose/Method: The article discusses rehabilitation practices in Zimbabwe from both a local and international perspective. It considers the nature of formal and informal rehabilitation services in the country, and rehabilitation personnel training. Results: Indigenous disability-related practices dominate the informal rehabilitation sector whereas modern rehabilitation practices characterize the formal rehabilitation sector. Rehabilitation clients make use of both the formal and informal rehabilitation systems. Persons with disabilities in Zimbabwean urban centres have more access to the formal rehabilitation service system than those in the rural areas. Conclusions: Rural communities may have more habilitation than rehabilitation, and are more accommodating of disability-related differences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-489
Number of pages9
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation


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