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NPC & UNICEF (2001) A Situation Analysis of Disability in Nepal. National Planning Commission of Nepal, Kathmandu.

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: Disability: A Case Screening Program Approach

    AUTHORS: Sudarshan Paudel, Lilanath Bhandari, Dil Bahadur Bhandari

    KEYWORDS: Disability, Case Screening, Nepal

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, Vol.5 No.2, February 9, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Disability is an accident waiting to happen in population. Large numbers of population in world are disabled and its prevalence is on the rise. Disabled people have to face two additional challenges namely, limitation in body and social stigmatization on top of other social happening to general public. The stipulation of disability will be subjective because social and physical condition is directly related to it. The study was also envisioned to develop a disability screening approach. The objective was to focus on how disabled has been included in the government’s health plans in Nepal. The study has presented data of 894 disabled people from randomly selected seven VDCs of Makwanpur district. The total population in studied VDCs was 87,502. The study was conducted in coordination with local governing bodies and health development partners during August-October in 2012. The study revealed 1.02 percent prevalence of disability among study population. The majority were suffering physical disability (60.6 percent) followed by deaf (19.7 percent). Based on age group, young adults (15 - 19 years) group was more (31 percent) vulnerable. Out of total, the number of male was higher due to their high exposure in external environment and risk taking behaviour.