CHWs (177) Query on CHW certification (3)

15 October, 2019


I hope this will work for you

[*see note below]

Thank you !!


With regards,

Chalchisa Abdeta, MPH

AFRO Regional Representative for ISPAH ECN

Country Representative for Ethiopia

Global Observatory for Physical Activity-GoPA!

Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA)

SUNRISE International Study

Healthcare Information For All (HIFA)

Address: -

Mobile: +251922005260


Twitter: @chali4PA

Harar, Ethiopia

HIFA profile: Chalchisa Abdeta is Physical Activity Expert & Researcher at the Haramaya University in Ethiopia. Professional interests: Physical Activity. caaliphysio AT

[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): For the benefit of those who may not have immediate web access, here is an extract:

Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) is a strategy within community development, for the rehabilitation, equalization of opportunities, poverty reduction and social inclusion of all people with disabilities. It includes people with disabilities and impairments of all types. CBR targets children, youth, adults and the elderly. The effort is implemented through the combined efforts of people with disabilities themselves, their families and communities along with the appropriate health, educational, vocational and social services. ILO, -WHO UNESCO (2004)


To ensure that PWDs are able to maximize their physical, sensory, and mental abilities, to access regular services and opportunities, and to become active contributor to the community and society at large.

To activate communities to promote and protect the human rights of PWDs through chances within the community (ex. removing barriers).

The COMBRA CBR Certification Course started in 1994 with the aim to impart knowledge and skills in CBR to community workers. Since the initial training class of 12, the Organization has trained over 300 workers from; Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan, Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Liberia, Namibia and Zambia. The course comprises of 13 weeks of participatory learning, 4 weeks of community practicum and 1 week of examinations.

COMBRA has succeeded in aiding the development of a critical human resource base for implementation of CBR in Uganda and for the rest of Africa. The CBR course is a broad based multi-sectoral training aimed training personnel at all levels in CBR in order to meet the demands of PWDs in their communities for self-sustainability.]