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

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

Jul 1, 2022

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

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

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