Assistive Device Helps Burma Mother Take Son to School for First Time

Dec 2, 2022

By Myat Noe Oo for ReLAB-HS Ma Nan Aye Nandar, a mother of a four-year-old son, living in Taung Kyar Inn village in Kawkareik township has been suffering from poliomyelitis since she was four and has had to use assistive devices to move around from a young age. “For me, I am fine with using… Read more


Raising the stakes: Integrating rehabilitation into primary health care in the Acholi sub-region, Uganda

Nov 30, 2022

By Manjula Marella for ReLAB-HS Rehabilitation stakeholders from Gulu, Uganda recently shared their expertise and developed a local consensus on what’s needed to integrate rehabilitation into PHC in the Acholi sub-region at a recent workshop facilitated by Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS). Eleven participants from local government, the regional referral… Read more


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

Nov 9, 2022

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


Opportunity + Choice = Justice | World OT Day 2022

Oct 27, 2022

By Lucy Aird for ReLAB-HS Since World Occupational Therapy Day was launched in 2010, Oct. 27 has been a significant day for occupational therapists all over the globe to promote and celebrate this valued rehabilitation profession. Each year’s celebrations have a different focus, and the theme for 2022 promotes how occupational therapy affords individuals a… Read more


First ReLAB-HS Global Rehabilitation Leadership Institute Builds Community of Leaders to Drive Change

Oct 24, 2022

By Hanaa Ahsan and Khushbu Balsara for ReLAB-HS Three principles — shared vision, strategy, and collaboration — were on the agenda for rehabilitation stakeholders at the inaugural offering of the Global Rehabilitation Leadership Institute (GRLI), a course designed by Learning, Acting, and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS) to strengthen leadership for rehabilitation-inclusive health… Read more


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

Oct 14, 2022

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

Sep 9, 2022

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


ReLAB-HS Launches in Pakistan

Aug 4, 2022

By Assad Abbas for ReLAB-HS Learning, Acting, and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS) officially launched in Pakistan in June. Two formal ceremonies took place, one on June 20 in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), and another on June 23 in Karachi, Sindh. These launch events formally introduced ReLAB-HS in the provinces and brought key… Read more


ReLAB-HS Shares Rehabilitation Statements at World Health Assembly

Jul 14, 2022

By Valentina Pomatto for ReLAB-HS Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS) presented two statements at the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA), which took place in Geneva from 22 to 28 May. ReLAB-HS participated as part of the Humanity & Inclusion’s (HI) delegation to the WHA, represented by Valentina Pomatto (HI) and… Read more


ReLAB-HS Ukraine Visits AT Center in Spain

Jul 12, 2022

By Mariya Chubata for ReLAB-HS In April 2022 Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS) Ukraine visited the State Reference Center of Autonomy and Assistive Technology (CEAPAT) in Madrid, Spain. The purpose of the visits was to gain knowledge about types of assistive technology (AT), test AT, and learn how to check… Read more


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