Category: Assistive Technology

Success Story: Improving Access to Care and Service Quality for Assistive Technology Users in Uganda

By Sarah Magoba for ReLAB-HS Atim Joyce Mary is the founder of the Centre for Spinal Injuries Advocacy, a community-based organization in the town of Iganga in Eastern Uganda that advocates for girls and women living with spinal cord inquires. Joyce founded this organization after experiencing challenges in accessing a wheelchair. As a result of… Read more

How can rehabilitation and health system stakeholders agree on priorities for integrating rehabilitation and AT into health systems? Shared prioritization and planning local actions.

By Katherine Dobson and Sarah Magoba for ReLAB-HS There is a widening gap between available rehabilitation services and the needs of the global population, at least 2.4 billion of whom experience a condition that could benefit from rehabilitation.  In Uganda, where we are collaborating on the USAID-funded Learning, Acting, and Building for Rehabilitation in Health… Read more

ReLAB-HS Ukraine Visits AT Center in Spain

By Mariya Chubata for ReLAB-HS In April 2022 Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS) Ukraine visited the State Reference Center of Autonomy and Assistive Technology (CEAPAT) in Madrid, Spain. The purpose of the visits was to gain knowledge about types of assistive technology (AT), test AT, and learn how to check… Read more