Our Acknowledgements

Our gratitude towards ASK JAN, USA

We acknowledge with gratitude the permission from the Job Accommodation Network, USA  (ASK JAN) to use some of the content related to information on accommodation for persons with disabilities which is useful to persons with disabilities in India and other south Asian countries.

Note: The content on this website related to accommodations cannot be copied by viewers and used without written permission from ASK JAN, USA.

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Our thanks to Mr David Werner

David B. Werner (born 26 August, 1934 is author of the book Donde No Hay Doctor (Where There is No Doctor), co-founder and co-director of HealthWrights (based in Palo Alto, California) and Adjunct Associate Professor at Boston University School of Public Health, Department of International Health. A biologist and educator by training, he has worked for many years in village health care, community-based rehabilitation, and Child-to-Child health initiatives in the Third World countries, especially Mexico.

For several decades Werner served as facilitator and adviser to Project Piaxtla, a villager-run program which contributed to the early conceptualization and evolution of primary health care. It was located in Ajoya, San Ignacio, Sinaloa but moved to nearby Coyotitan in 2000. Out of Piaxtla grew PROJIMO, a community based rehabilitation program Organized and run by Disabled Youth of Western Mexico, still located in Coyotitan.

Werner has worked in more than 50 countries, mostly developing countries, facilitating workshops, training programs, and approaches to "health education for change."

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CBR NETWORK is inspired by Mr David Werner’s work and deeply appreciates his kind permission to develop low cost versions of his books on the basis of not for profit basis.