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
The burden of spinal pain and disability
Scott Buxton, a physiotherapist from our partner Physiopedia, talks to us about the burden of spinal pain and disability around the world on World Spine Day. Saturday the 16th of October marks annual World Spine Day. This year’s theme is back2back.The theme focuses on the need to readjust the way we think about back pain.… Read more
Rehabilitation and mental health
Injury, disability, and chronic illness impact the lives of millions every year. So too does depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suicide. For some, undergoing rehabilitation can be extremely difficult. It can be life changing. It can also be an isolating, traumatizing, sad and stressful time for many. This year World Mental Health Day… Read more
#WorldCPDay, Cerebral Palsy, and the importance of appropriate therapeutic seating
World Cerebral Palsy Day is a social movement and day that was launched in 2012 by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance in Australia and United Cerebral Palsy in the United States. Every year, on October 6th, the world comes together to spread awareness about cerebral palsy (CP), promote diversity and inclusion, and work toward an accessible… Read more
ReLAB-HS розпочинає роботу в Україні!
14 вересня понад 70 зацікавлених осіб, які працюють у сфері реабілітації та асистивних технологій, медичній сфері, а також представники Уряду України взяли участь у он-лайн церемонії початку Проєкту ReLAB-HS („Навчання, дії та розбудова реабілітації в системі охорони здоров’я”) в Україні. Під час цієї події було окреслено план ReLAB-HS щодо розробки інноваційних економних рішень, які суттєво… Read more
ReLAB-HS launches in Ukraine!
On September 14 2021, over 70 stakeholders from the worlds of rehabilitation, assistive technology, health systems and national government gathered for the online launch of ReLAB-HS in Ukraine. The event highlighted ReLAB-HS’ plan to develop innovative, cost-effective solutions that will dramatically improve the ability of the Ukrainian health system to provide vital rehabilitation, as well… Read more
Agenda for our Ukraine launch announced!
We are delighted to invite you to the launch of ReLAB-HS in Ukraine which is taking place on Sep 14, 2021 08:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada). Click this link to go to the registration page. The armed conflict in eastern Ukraine and resulting injuries have increased demand and highlighted the need for… Read more