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Epilepsy in Latin America

Kestel, D., et al., Eds.: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), (2016)

“They Stay until They Die” A Lifetime of Isolation and Neglect in Institutions for People with Disabilities in Brazil

Human Rights Watch, (2018)

This report found that many people with disabilities enter institutions as children and remain there for their entire lives. Most of these institutions visited by Human Rights Watch researchers did not provide for more than people’s basic needs, such as food and hygiene, with scarce contact with the community and little opportunity for personal development. Some residents are tied to their beds and given sedatives to control them.

Advancement of the UN CRPD through the 2030 Agenda Towards Implementation in Latin America

International Disability Alliance, Eds.: UNICEF; UN Partnership to Promote Rights of People with Disabilites, (2016)

Conference Report Sao Paulo, Brazil 22-24 October 2015

Community-based Inclusive Education: Best Practices from Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

Pförtner, K., (2014)

Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development, Vol.25 (2014) pp.72-81 This article highlights some lessons about the strategy of community-based inclusive education, drawn from different programmes in Latin America.

Report on Epilepsy in Latin America and the Caribbean

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), International League against Epilepsy (ILAE) and International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE), (2013)

Also published in Spanish (2013) with the title: Informe sobre la epilepsia en América Latina y el Caribe - ISBN 978-92-75-31776-1

Strategy and plan of action on epilepsy

Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) , Eds.: World Health Organization (WHO), (2011)

Epilepsy is one of the world’s most common chronic neurological disorders. Roughly 50 million people suffer from it, 5 million of them in the Region of the Americas . Nevertheless, it is estimated that over 50% of these people in Latin America and the Caribbean have no access to services. Furthermore, the stigma attached to people with epilepsy is a barrier to the exercise of their human rights and social integration.

Public perceptions of intellectual disability in a shantytown community in Lima, Peru

M.S. O’Shea, J. M.Girón, L. Cabrera, et al., (2012)

Int Health. 2012 December 1; 4(4): 253–259. doi:10.1016/j.inhe.2012.07.001

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