New Inclusive Public Buses Raise Optimism Among Persons with Disabilities

Posted on September 5th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Transportation, September 5 2019 RWANDA: For Jean Bosco Nzaramba, a person living with disability who loves to travel, using public transportation used to be a hustle. “It was difficult to find comfortable seats. Sometimes the last seat on the bus would be in between people. I had to seat and bare the discomfort until I […]

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WHO: 8.5 Million Nigerians Experiencing Hearing Impairment

Posted on August 19th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, News, August 19 2019 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that 8.5 million Nigerians have a disabling hearing loss. In the same vein, an audiologist, at the King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, Prof. Dele Owolawi, has revealed that most Nigerians are losing their hearing abilities gradually due to noise from power generating set. […]

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Assistive Tech Accelerator Programme Open for Applications

Posted on July 19th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Assistive Technology, Europe, July 19 2019 Last month, GDI Hub and Kenyan partners launched in Nairobi, Kenya the World’s First Innovation Ecosystem dedicated to supporting over 50 start-ups to develop new Assistive Technology products and services. The Accelerator will be part of the Innovate Now programme, a £1.5m investment in African businesses that will provide […]

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Car Tech Helping Persons with Disabilities in South Africa with Enhanced Mobility

Posted on June 17th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Transportation, June 17 2019 Independence within the disabled community is becoming far more of an important focus and as such the use of one’s own vehicle without assistance is an integral part of that, says Dominic Sierra, Mobility Consultant at Chairman Industries. The need to adapt and convert vehicles for use by the disabled […]

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Sightsavers’ Approach to Making Health Services Inclusive for Everyone

Posted on May 17th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

  Africa, Asia-Pacific, May 17 2019 Sightsavers new film sets out their work to make health care services accessible and inclusive for everyone. The film focuses on their programmes in Bhopal, India and Nampula, Mozambique. It highlights how they work and share learnings globally, but also shows how programmes can be made locally relevant by working […]

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Private Transport Provider to Offer an Inclusive Experience in Malta  

Posted on February 20th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Transportation, February 20 2019 MALTA: eCabs, a leading passenger transport service provider in Malta, is embarking on a ‘reduced mobility agenda’, intended to offer an improved passenger experience and ensure stronger accessibility and ease of use of it services. As part of this agenda, eCabs has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Commission for […]

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Transport System to Cater for Persons with Disabilities  

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Transportation, February 4 2019 A man with a physical disability walks with others to CBD after Nairobi county put to effect the ban of matatus in the CBD / MONICA NJERI KENYA: Nairobi county plans to revamp the public transport system to accommodate people living with disabilities. The Public Road Transport and Traffic Management […]

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It’s Not Just About the Quality of Buses  

Posted on January 2nd, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Transportation, January 2 2019 Accessible Bus The global transport conversation increasingly recognizes that men and women have different mobility patterns, and that this reality should be reflected into the design of transport projects. In general, women engage in more non-work-related travel such as to run household errands and are more likely to [...]

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WHO Issues Guidelines on Housing and Health  

Posted on January 1st, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, Europe, Middle East, News, January 1 2019 credit- N. Sakarin, Shutterstock INTERNATIONAL: The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on housing and human health, outlining minimum requirements for space, lighting, air quality, water quality, noise, accessibility and other aspects. The guidelines highlight the potential contribution of improved housing to [...]

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DESA Releases Information on September 2019 SDG Summit  

Posted on January 1st, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Events, Middle East, News, January 1 2019 Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash INTERNATIONAL: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has provided information on the September 2019 meeting of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), also known as the “SDG Summit,” in a Question and Answers [...]

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