Disability and Rehabilitation Systems in LMICs Health System Strengthening
Improving Disability and Rehabilitation Systems in Low
and Middle-income Countries: Some Lessons from Health Systems Strengthening
* Corresponding Author: Associate Professor, School of Human Services and
Social Work, Griffith Health Institute,
University and Metro South Health, Brisbane, Australia.
report seeks to draw attention to, summarise, and make inferences
from the “Good Health at Low Cost” studies for the
area of disability and
rehabilitation service delivery.
findings from this series of important studies are identified.
Based on reflection, potential implications for CBR
and inclusive development
systems in low and middle income countries are
studies underscore the importance of organisational,
political and systems thinking to improve service
systems in low and middle
income countries. They reinforce the importance of
sustained and visionary
political action and lobbying. They show that
substantial improvements can be
made to service systems despite limited resources.
advancement of CBR and disability-inclusive development
is dependent on effective systems in low and middle
Participatory research to inform such system
strengthening is vital.