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Addressing stigma of mental ill-health and disability (2) A tribute to work in the field of disability (10)

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And you're right in Zambia disability of any kind whether physical or mental is like a curse even among family members. We indeed need champions like your partner and his team Lung Hang. As a matter of fact I have seen other people in Zambia trying to dump their family members and feel ashamed to move with them in public. My own sister has been crippled from the time she was four years in 1958, she uses a wheelchair but it attracts a lot of attention and sympathy, same with my cousin dumb and deaf but God in His own wisdom has blessed them so much.
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Friday, January 17, 2014
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Kenneth L Chanda
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University or training college
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HIFA profile: Kenneth L. Chanda is Associate Consultant and Lecturer at National Institute of Public Administration where he is lecturing in Records Management. He is co-author of The development of telehealth as a strategy to improve health care services in Zambia. Kenneth L. Chanda & Jean G. Shaw. Health Information & Libraries Journal. Volume 27, Issue 2, pages 133139, June 2010. He recently retired as Assistant Medical Librarian at the University of Zambia. klchanda AT

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