World Spinal Cord Injury Day

Sep 6, 2021

The annual World Spinal Cord Injury Day takes place on the 5 September with the aim of increasing the public awareness of spinal cord injury. This year’s theme is COVID-19 and staying healthy with the help of telehealth. Scott Buxton explains more. Spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord – 90% of spinal… Read more

ReLAB-HS supports the Africa Clubfoot Training

Sep 1, 2021

COVID-19 has presented us all with the challenge of finding new ways to do all sorts of things we previously did in person. Hayley Stewart reports back from the Africa Clubfoot Training (ACT), who are using new online approaches to train health care workers in a variety of settings. Around 150, 000 to 200,000 children… Read more

Launch of our Rehabilitation Resource Repository

Aug 2, 2021

Today we are excited to launch our ReLAB-HS Rehabilitation Resource Repository. Developed in collaboration with our partner Physiopedia, the aim of this new website is to improve the discoverability of and access to high quality resources, such as publications, manuals and toolkits, that have been created in support of the development and delivery of rehabilitation… Read more

Humanity & Inclusion high level meeting on rehabilitation

Jul 19, 2021

On 6 July ReLAB-HS partner Humanity & Inclusion hosted an event to discuss the importance of rehabilitation for achieving SDG 3. A side event to the United Nations (UN) High Level Political Forum, the session focussed on both learning from the COVID-19 crisis and looking beyond it, to the crucial role rehabilitation will play in… Read more

Understanding rehabilitation as a health strategy MOOC

Jul 12, 2021

Launching today, our new, free Massive Open Online Course will equip health care professionals with comprehensive knowledge of rehabilitation. We are proud to work with Physiopedia to deliver this cutting-edge and unique resource for the global health community. Sign up and take part during September and October. Don’t delay, sign up today on the Physiopedia… Read more

ReLAB-HS response to WHA resolution on the highest attainable standard of health for persons with disabilities

May 27, 2021

ReLAB-HS welcomes the passing of the World Health Assembly resolution on the highest attainable standard of health for persons with disabilities. The adoption of the Resolution at the 74th World Health Assembly today marks an important milestone, both for the equitable treatment of persons with disabilities and for future access to health services with no… Read more

Digital accessibility – unlocking the potential of telerehabilitation

May 20, 2021

The ReLAB-HS consortium is committed to ensuring that that digital accessibility goes beyond access to web material and allows people who need rehabilitation to receive the right care within their homes and communities, in ways that benefit everyone fairly. This Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we’re asking, “How can rehabilitation needs be best addressed and what modalities can be… Read more

Vision for Health Systems Strengthening 2030

May 10, 2021

ReLAB-HS welcome the launch of USAID’s anticipated “Vision for Health Systems Strengthening 2030” at a webinar event on March 30 2021. Lynda Keeru, Hayley Stewart and Kate Hawkins give us the low down on what happened and how it fits with the work of ReLAB-HS. The launch centered around a conversation with public health leaders… Read more

World Health Day 2021: Rehabilitation to build a fairer, healthier world

Apr 7, 2021

This World Health Day ReLAB-HS consortium partner Humanity & Inclusion prepared a joint statement with other members of the Global Rehabilitation Alliance that makes the case for rehabilitation in the current global health scenario. This year’s World Health Day sheds light on the need to “build a fairer, healthier world”. The Global Rehabilitation Alliance is… Read more

Quality sounds like hard work

Apr 6, 2021

Members of the ReLAB-HS consortium look at how quality management approaches can strengthen rehabilitation services in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) without over-burdening health care workers. This blog was written by Wesley Pryor, Fleur Smith, Inès Musabyemariya, Yeti Raj Niraula and Chiara Retis. As the global community works towards delivering on their commitments to action… Read more

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