Concluding Observation (Habilitation)UNCRPD's Concluding Observations on the initial report of the Philippines
- Concluding Observations
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The Committee is concerned that the State party’s information about the implementation of the rehabilitation/habilitation services provided for in the Magna Carta for Persons with Disabilities, and the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, is not substantiated by data. It is also concerned about the uneven implementation of community-based rehabilitation due to the different approaches of stakeholders that promote a health-focused approach rather than inclusive development. It is further concerned about information relating to the current procurement procedures limiting the supply, quality of services or products, prices and choice of various assistive devices to persons with disabilities.
The Committee recommends that the State party:
(a) Redouble its efforts to implement numerous provisions for habilitation/rehabilitation as part of the general health-care policies, and strengthen the monitoring mechanisms of rehabilitation services;
(b) Adopt protocols to ensure rehabilitation in compliance with inclusive equality and development;
(c) Improve the administration of procurement policy to ensure the supply, quality, prices and choice of various assistive devices for persons with disabilities.
- Philippine Observatory on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities