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The holistic nature of CRP's work is reflected in the fact that its work covers several areas of development including human rights, poverty alleviation, health care provision and education.

CRP's headquarters is in Savar with an additional three functioning sub-centres throughout Bangladesh.

CRP-Gonokbari is a residential vocational re-training centre for disabled women and girls, CRP-Gobindapur is a centre for out-patient and community based services in Sylhet Division and CRP-Mirpur is a thirteen-storey centre in Dhaka which provides medical, therapy and diagnostic services in addition to having several floors available for rent.

 

In addition to its work providing rehabilitation services for disabled people, CRP's academic institute, the Bangladesh Health Professions Institute (BHPI), has pioneered the training of relevant health professionals in Bangladesh. Courses are run up to BSc. Honours Degree level and affiliated with renowned institutions including Dhaka University and the Bangladesh State Medical Faculty. Some courses are the only ones of their kind in the country. BHPI is a national resource of Bangladesh, without which the quality of health services throughout the country and the future of vital health professions would be seriously compromised.

People throughout Bangladesh are touched by the work of CRP. Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) projects operate in 13 districts of the country. Accident and disability prevention programmes include research components and aim to educate vulnerable groups on safe working and living practises. Advocacy and networking activities bring CRP's work to the attention of relevant officials and promote improved co-ordination among the many organisation with which CRP works. Awareness raising and publicity campaigns inform the population of relevant issues and attempt to break down the barriers, superstitions and stigmas which prevent disabled people from enjoying equal rights and opportunities.

CRP is the only organisation of its kind in Bangladesh, a country with a population of 140 million. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 10% of the population in Bangladesh are disabled.

 

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Aklima Khatun

Joyeeta Onnyeshone Bangladesh (searching for the successful women in Bangladesh) – an initiative of the Ministry of Women and Children affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, attempts to acknowledge women by giving them a platform to focus their feats in fighting adversities and contributing to society. The program is aimed at awarding five women from seven divisions in five categories. The five categories are: successful mothers, education and service, overcoming repression, role in social development and becoming economically self-reliant. Aklima Khatun, a former patient of CRP and a member of Spinal Cord Injury’s Development Association


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Sister Library Ceremony

A Sister Library ceremony was held on April 14, 2014 at the BHPI-CRP Library. The BHPI-CRP Library and the Bracken Health Sciences Library, Queen’s University, Canada are now designated as “Sister Libraries.”

The Sister Library program is under the auspices of the U.S. Medical Library Association’s International Cooperation Section and Librarians without Borders.


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Marks and Start Cultural Exchange-2014

Centre for the rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) and Marks & Spencer (Marks & Start, the flagship CSR program) jointly organized the program on ‘Marks & Start Cultural Exchange-2014’ on Thursday, 10 April, 2014, at 10:00 am at CRP-Head Quarters at Chapain, Savar, Dhaka- 1343.Under this program the physically challenged people are


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UK Minister for International Development visits CRP

British State Minister for International Development, Rt. Hon Alan Duncan MP visited Center for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) on 2 April 2014.Close to the first anniversary of the tragic collapse of Rana Plaza building, the UK Minister revisited the victims at CRP who he met in June last year. During the visit he observed the


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Height featured walking frame of CRP

CRP's new children's walking frame is now being used to improve the independence of Bangladesh's younger population. The design allows for maximum functional mobility in the home environment. Its light weight steel frame is robust, while the wheels allow easy movement over different terrain. The adjustable height feature will enable the frame to continue to be of


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