Tag: Strengthening health systems
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
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
World Spinal Cord Injury Day
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
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Vision for Health Systems Strengthening 2030
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