In this blog Linda L. Thumba from ReLAB-HS, provides a recap on our recent webinar Leading the way for inclusion: Disability and rehabilitation post-COVID-19. In the last two years society has been impacted by COVID-19 in more ways than we could have ever imagined. Persons with disabilities have disproportionately been affected by the pandemic, further… Read more
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
Online learning is exploding, particularly in the wake of COVID-19, but the true opportunity that online learning offers in contributing to digital health is only realised if necessary consideration is given to digital accessibility. With the support of ReLAB-HS, our partner Physiopedia is developing a set of digital platforms for rehabilitation, including an online learning… 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
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