Category: Leadership

The Second Global Rehabilitation Leadership Institute Advances the Prioritization of Rehabilitation on Pakistan’s Health and Political Agenda

By Hanaa Ahsan for ReLAB-HS “One in every five people in Pakistan need access to rehabilitation services, and now more than ever, it is imperative that all sectors work together to mainstream rehabilitation services within health systems in Pakistan,” emphasized Dr. Abdulgafoor Bachani, Director of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) and Learning,… Read more

Global Consensus on Rehabilitation: the World Health Assembly’s Adoption of the Resolution on Rehabilitation

By Gilliane McShane and Valentina Pomatto for ReLAB-HS After years of efforts to bring rehabilitation into the fold of what is considered essential health care, rehabilitation advocates saw the successful adoption of the first ever international resolution on rehabilitation at the Seventy-Sixth World Health Assembly on May 24, 2023. This resolution aspires to expand and… Read more

ReLAB-HS Explores Changing Rehabilitation Needs at Health Systems Research Conference

By Kate Neely for ReLAB-HS Rehabilitation and assistive technologies are increasingly part of health systems’ agendas. But policies alone are inadequate without shared vision and practical action. Learning, Acting, and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Results for Development, presented their shared vision for strengthening rehabilitation… Read more

ReLAB-HS Workshop Facilitates Discussions to Strengthen the Rehabilitation Workforce in Ukraine

By Rachael Lowe for ReLAB-HS Despite the current conflict in Ukraine, rehabilitation leaders in the country are doing all that they can to forward workforce development initiatives to strengthen rehabilitation services. Learning, Acting, and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS) recently held a two-day workshop in Poland to facilitate collaboration towards overcoming workforce challenges… Read more

ReLAB-HS Webinar Highlights the Need for Improved Leadership Around Rehabilitation and AT Services

By Gilliane McShane for ReLAB-HS Despite the growing need, rehabilitation and assistive technology (AT) services continue to be under-prioritized, and services in low- and middle-income countries are hampered by persistent challenges, speakers at a Learning, Acting, and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS) webinar told attendees. Challenges include a shortage of a trained workforce,… Read more

Global Webinar – Leadership for Rehabilitation

Register now for this free global webinar by Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems Poor access to rehabilitation and assistive technology is an ongoing barrier to universal health care. The situation is exacerbated when countries experience shocks including conflict, where many people require support for newly-acquired impairments, trauma, and consequences from disruption of… Read more