A young woman with black hair, a pink shirt, and green skirt putting on a prosthetic leg in a room with a clay wall.
Dharma putting on her prosthetic limbs.
Pralhad Gairapipli
  • Learning, Acting, and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS) will drive significant change in the physical rehabilitation sector through enhanced and innovative service-delivery models, workforce capacity-building, and extensive data and research capabilities. The program will help ensure that millions of people in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), especially those that are emerging from conflict, have access to quality sustainable services that are responsive to the growing need for physical rehabilitation.
  • Meeting the Unmet Needs for Rehabilitation is supporting the Rehabilitation 2030 Initiative and works worldwide to integrate rehabilitation into health systems and essential packages of care to ensure quality services are available to individuals who need them. The Rehabilitation 2030 Initiative calls for coordinated action and joint commitments among all stakeholders to raise the profile of rehabilitation as a health strategy relevant to all people across the lifespan and across the continuum of care. Key actions include improving rehabilitation management and investment; building a quality rehabilitation workforce and services; and enhancing data collection on rehabilitation.
  • Strengthening Physical Rehabilitation Services in Health Systems works in 10 LMIC countries worldwide to improve the structure and sustainability of the national physical rehabilitation sector. Project staff work with national authorities to develop national strategies and implement a plan for physical rehabilitation. The goal is to remove barriers faced by persons with physical disabilities and foster sustainable, accessible, and quality physical rehabilitation services.
  • Physical Rehabilitation Project expands access to quality, affordable physical rehabilitation services and assistive technologies in Georgia. The program strengthens the capacity of existing and emerging physical rehabilitation professionals; strengthens physical rehabilitation and assistive technology services and the referral processes for those services; supports the development of public-private partnerships; and advocates for changes in policies on the rehabilitation profession and services provided in Georgia.
  • USAID OKARD enhances the independence and functional ability of persons with disabilities through equal access to health and social services in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. USAID Okard partners with the Lao government and civil society to develop and implement disability inclusive policies and ensure optimal participation so that no one is left behind. Download a Fact Sheet on USAID Okard (PDF - 924K)
  • Physical Rehabilitation Activity is working to establish a sustainable, integrated, public-private rehabilitation system in Nepal in order to improve the mobility and functional independence of victims of conflict and others in need of rehabilitation services. The activity will mentor and strengthen physical rehabilitation centers throughout Nepal and foster relationships between these physical rehabilitation centers and public sector Physiotherapy Units. Read how USAID’s Physical Rehabilitation Activity in Nepal assisted a young boy in playing his favorite sport, badminton.

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