ReLAB-HS webinar highlights key recommendations from “Rehabilitation Through a Gender Lens” factsheet
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 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
Rehabilitation through a gender lens
Gender shapes access, use, adherence and outcomes of rehabilitation services. Available evidence describes lower participation rates, worse rehabilitation outcomes, and a disproportionate burden of caregiving among women and girls compared to men and boys. From what very limited data is available, gender minorities’ experience of accessing health shows frequent exposure to stigma and discrimination, and… Read more
Register now! Webinar on “Rehabilitation through a gender lens”
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
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
World Physical Therapy Day: Rehabilitation and long COVID
Ever since 1951, the 8 September has been World Physical Therapy Day, a day which signifies a time for unity and solidarity with the global physiotherapy community. Each year there is a new theme to focus the professions attention and this year the theme is Rehabilitation and long COVID, explains Scott Buxton. The impact of… Read more
ReLAB-HS supports the Africa Clubfoot Training
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
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
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
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
Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS) is a new USAID funded project, to drive significant change in the physical-rehabilitation sector, maximising opportunities for integrating rehabilitation in health systems, and responding to the growing need for assistive technology (AT). This is a new USAID award of $39.5m over five years, financed through… Read more
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World Health Day 2021: Rehabilitation to build a fairer, healthier world
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
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
Congratulations on surviving the patriarchy! And Happy International Women’s Day too.
What we’re doing as ReLAB-HS to address gender inequity within rehabilitation in health systems. By: Sarah Champagne, Jessica Ott, Rachel Lowe, Amanda Ager, Perth Rosen, Michelle Kayaleh, Christie Pettitt-Schieber and Rosemary Morgan Today marks International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the many achievements of all women; trans women, genderqueer women, and cis women,… Read more