Category: Rehabilitation

Physiopedia MOOC 2022 | FREE Online Course on Understanding the Rehabilitation Needs of Displaced Persons

By Lucy Aird for ReLAB-HS Between Monday 5 September and Sunday 30 October join thousands of colleagues from around the world to understand how to increase access to high quality rehabilitation for displaced persons. This year’s highly anticipated FREE Physiopedia MOOC is about understanding the rehabilitation needs of displaced persons, and is a collaboration between Physiopedia… Read more


Can Digital Technology Improve Rehabilitation Management?  

By Manjula Marella, Felix Kiefel-Johnson and Christopher Waterworth, Nossal Institute for Global Health, for ReLAB-HS As digital technology becomes more affordable and digital literacy increases, what are the opportunities to incorporate digital tools into healthcare delivery, especially as it relates to rehabilitation and assistive technology?  Effective rehabilitation requires identification of an individual’s functioning needs and… Read more


ReLAB-HS webinar highlights key recommendations from “Rehabilitation Through a Gender Lens” factsheet

By Diana Shcherbinina for ReLAB-HS Rehabilitation is an essential part of universal health coverage, along with promotion of good health, prevention of disease, treatment, and palliative care. Rehabilitation helps people to be as independent as possible in everyday activities. 2.4 billion people globally need rehabilitation and the need for rehabilitation worldwide is predicted to increase… Read more


Webinar: Strengthening Physical Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Services

Jan 11, 2022 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada). Registration page. The CORE Group Disability-Inclusive Health Technical Advisory Group will host this webinar featuring speakers from the Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems Consortium (ReLAB-HS), who will share insight into the need to strengthen services in physical rehabilitation and assistive… Read more


Register now! Webinar on “Rehabilitation through a gender lens”

The webinar will take place on 19 January 2022, at 14:00 GMT (09:00 in New York; 15:00 in Brussels; 16:00 in Kiev; 17:00 in Kampala; 19:00 in Karachi; 20:30 in Naypyidaw). The webinar will be hosted in English. Closed captioning and international sign language interpretation will be provided. Go to registration page. The factsheet “Rehabilitation through a gender… Read more


Leading the way for inclusion: Disability and rehabilitation post-COVID-19

In this blog Linda L. Thumba from ReLAB-HS, provides a recap on our recent webinar Leading the way for inclusion: Disability and rehabilitation post-COVID-19. In the last two years society has been impacted by COVID-19 in more ways than we could have ever imagined. Persons with disabilities have disproportionately been affected by the pandemic, further… Read more


No UHC without gender-responsive rehabilitation services

On the occasion of Universal Health Coverage Day, the ReLAB-HS Consortium has released a new factsheet entitled ‘Rehabilitation through a gender lens’. An estimated 2.4 billion people are in need of rehabilitation services worldwide. Changing demographics, the increase in non-communicable diseases, injuries and traumas, as well as COVID-19 increase the risk of an escalation in… Read more


Using rehabilitation services to screen for violence against women with disabilities: A missed opportunity?

This year the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence will take place from the 25th of November to the 10th of December 2021. To mark this period Lillian Asiimwe, Program Support and Inclusion Officer for ReLAB-HS in Uganda, writes about the opportunity to use rehabilitation services as a screening point for violence against women… Read more


Children are not little adults: Addressing rehabilitation needs of children

By Nukhba Zia and Fleur Smith  20 November marks World Children’s Day. This year’s theme, ‘A better future for every child’, provides a great opportunity to recognize the importance that rehabilitation plays in doing just that. Of the world’s 2.3 billion children under 18 years of age, 3% are estimated to have a need for… Read more


Improving rehabilitation practice: Do we just need more training?

The world’s population older than 60 is set to double in the next 30 years. Many of these people will be living with chronic diseases that require support. The World Bank estimates 15% of the world’s population live with disability, and a fifth of those with severe disability, with the number requiring assistive and rehabilitation assistance… Read more