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1. NGOs working on Rehabilitation Needs in Nigeria: CBM (Christian Blind Mission), Handicap International, Comprehensive Community Mental Health Programme (CCMHP), Sightsavers Nigeria, Leprosy Mission Nigeria.

2. Yes, Nigeria has been progressively incorporating the WHO Guide to Action on Disability and Rehabilitation in policies such as the National Health Policy, and Nigeria Disability Bill (2018).

3. Observed Experiences:
Access to Health Care: People with chronic diseases or disabilities often face difficulties accessing healthcare services due to inadequate facilities, high costs, and limited availability of specialized care.

Rehabilitation Services: Rehabilitation services are not widely available in Nigeria, especially in rural areas. Many people have to travel long distances to receive care, which can be costly and time-consuming.

Assistive Technology: Access to assistive devices like wheelchairs, hearing aids, and prosthetics is limited. Cost is a significant barrier, and there is often a lack of awareness about available resources.