Situation and challenges in social and health care for Persons with Disabilities in the Republic of Macedonia: Community-based services and their benefits Cover Image

Состојба и предизвици во социјалната и здравствената заштита на лицата со инвалидност во Република Македонија: служби во заедницата и нивниот придонес
Situation and challenges in social and health care for Persons with Disabilities in the Republic of Macedonia: Community-based services and their benefits

Author(s): Robert Veličkovski, Fimka Tozija
Subject(s): Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Civil Society, Governance, Public Administration, Welfare systems, Social development
Published by: Филозофскиот факултет во Скопје
Keywords: persons with disabilities; community-based services; health care; social care; legislation;

Summary/Abstract: Nowadays, it is generally accepted that people with disabilities share the same rights as other citizens to live within the community and to access social care and healthcare resources. The study relies on a desk-study and a review of existing data from the official data from relevant institutions for this issue. Additionally, the questionnaire has been used to gather data in order to assess the current situation at national level. The questionnaire was widely distributed to the governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), professional organizations, healthcare and social care public organizations, and the direct involvement of persons with disabilities, following their slogan “Nothing for us, without us”. The system of care for persons with disabilities in the Republic of Macedonia has been undergoing continual improvement. In 2010 the National Strategy for Equalization of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Republic of Macedonia 2010-2018 (Revised) has been adopted. The process of placing persons with disabilities in institutions must be reformed. Therefore, the process of deinstitutionalization should be supported and sustained. Also, a multi-sector approach to the care of persons with disabilities is necessary in order to develop and operate an integrated system of care at central and local level.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 8
  • Page Range: 61-80
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Macedonian