USAID Helps Improve Skills of Local Rehabilitation Service Providers:

Speeches Shim

Friday, September 10, 2021

USAID’s Disability Rights Enforcement, Coordination, and Therapies (DIRECT) project has managed to continue training for local rehabilitation workers amid COVID-19 restrictions.  During the last two weeks of August 2021, DIRECT, in collaboration with Government of Vietnam health partners, organized two online training courses for 83 rehabilitation practitioners in Tay Ninh and Binh Phuoc provinces. The two-day training program comprising theory and practice sessions, guided local health workers on how to use new rehabilitation record templates and tools. The templates provide standardized tools for intake and discharge assessments and outcome measurement in rehabilitation services.  They were developed with DIRECT’s technical assistance and recently enacted by the Ministry of Health for nationwide use. The training also included the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health, and Disability Assessment Schedule.

While fighting COVID-19 remains a top priority, USAID is also continuing support for other healthcare needs, improving rehabilitation care and quality of life for persons with disabilities in Vietnam.

Last updated: October 15, 2021

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