War Never Asks About Your Disability: The story of how Uliana Pchiolkina Evacuated from Bucha, Ukraine

Jun 17, 2022

By Oksana Levantovych and Mariya Chubata for ReLAB-HS   Public activist, sportswoman and TV presenter Uliana Pchiolkina along with her husband, Vitaliy, were in their apartment the morning of Feb. 24, when Russian troops invaded Ukraine. The two had moved to that apartment in 2015 and furnished the space to be as comfortable as possible and… Read more

Independent Living Centres: A Platform to Bring Back People to Their Lives

Jun 17, 2022

By Assad Abbas Malik for ReLAB-HS  Shortly after her marriage in 2012, Dr. Zaib Taj was excited to return home to visit her family in February 2012 at her father’s invitation. She was in a good mood and excited to visit her home, but as part of tradition, Zaib, the newlywed, wanted to buy some… Read more

Can Digital Technology Improve Rehabilitation Management?  

Jun 17, 2022

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 Works to Build Telerehabilitation Technology in Uganda  

Jun 17, 2022

By Zehra Zaidi for ReLAB-HS    Many people across the globe are not able to access the rehabilitative services they need. Learning, Acting, and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS) has the opportunity to address rehabilitation service gaps across the continuum of care within a health system using Information Communication Technology (ICT).    The need for… Read more

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

Jan 31, 2022

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 19, 2022

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”

Jan 6, 2022

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

Dec 16, 2021

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

Dec 12, 2021

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

What is digital accessibility and how can it be achieved with online learning?

Nov 30, 2021

Online learning is exploding, particularly in the wake of COVID-19, but the true opportunity that online learning offers in contributing to digital health is only realised if necessary consideration is given to digital accessibility. With the support of ReLAB-HS, our partner Physiopedia is developing a set of digital platforms for rehabilitation, including an online learning… Read more

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