Using rehabilitation services to screen for violence against women with disabilities: A missed opportunity?

Nov 25, 2021

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…


Children are not little adults: Addressing rehabilitation needs of children

Nov 19, 2021

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…


A group of Community Health Workers walk toward the banks of Lake Victoria in Mukono Uganda

Improving rehabilitation practice: Do we just need more training?

Oct 21, 2021

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…


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The burden of spinal pain and disability

Oct 19, 2021

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….


World Mental Health Day Observance

Rehabilitation and mental health

Oct 11, 2021

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…


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#WorldCPDay, Cerebral Palsy, and the importance of appropriate therapeutic seating

Oct 7, 2021

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…


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ReLAB-HS розпочинає роботу в Україні!

Sep 23, 2021

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…


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ReLAB-HS launches in Ukraine!

Sep 23, 2021

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…


Rehabilitation services in Ukraine

Agenda for our Ukraine launch announced!

Sep 13, 2021

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…


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World Physical Therapy Day: Rehabilitation and long COVID

Sep 8, 2021

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…


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