USAID Strengthens Rehabilitation Services in Binh Dinh Province

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Friday, May 13, 2022
An Occupational Therapy session for children in the new unit.
USAID’s Moving Without Limits project

In Vietnam, of the nearly 6.2 million persons with disabilities, a mere 2.3% had received rehabilitation services within the past 12 months and only 5.6% of persons with mobility disabilities use wheelchairs, according to a 2016 survey. Over the past few years, USAID’s Moving Without Limits project has been working with the Binh Dinh Department of Health to improve persons with disabilities’ access to quality assistive technologies or devices that enhance their independence in activities of daily living and their participation in social activities in the province. On April 18, USAID launched the first Multi-Disciplinary Assistive Technologies and Rehabilitation Services Unit in Binh Dinh rehabilitation hospital—which will serve thousands of persons with disabilities in Binh Dinh and neighboring areas in the years to come. The Unit comprises a room to practice daily life activities, occupational therapy spaces, a prosthetic and orthopedic clinical section, and a speech and language therapies room. The Unit also offers holistic assessments, prescriptions, follow-up services, and wheelchairs and other mobility assistance devices for use at the Unit and for purchase.

USAID’s work to strengthen rehabilitation systems helps individuals with disabilities improve their health conditions and live independently and inclusively in the communities of their choice.

Last updated: June 24, 2022

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