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
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
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
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
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
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
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
ReLAB-HS response to WHA resolution on the highest attainable standard of health for persons with disabilities
ReLAB-HS welcomes the passing of the World Health Assembly resolution on the highest attainable standard of health for persons with disabilities. The adoption of the Resolution at the 74th World Health Assembly today marks an important milestone, both for the equitable treatment of persons with disabilities and for future access to health services with no… Read more
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