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Challenges in Delivering Rehabilitation in Disasters and Conflicts

Online Course: Challenges in Delivering Rehabilitation in Disasters and Conflicts

Overcoming key rehabilitation challenges amidst catastrophic situations

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Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems

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Conflicts and disasters create multiple challenges that vary according to the context, severity and acuity of the emergency. Health services can be overwhelmed and are often unable to deliver safe and effective rehabilitation care. This course will explore some of the key challenges when delivering rehabilitation in disasters and conflicts.


This course aims to increase your knowledge of the key challenges faced in delivering early rehabilitation in disasters and conflicts, while maintaining professional standards of care, identifying and protecting the most vulnerable and ensuring you keep yourself safe and well.


This course is made up of videos, reading activities, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Challenges for Rehabilitation Professionals in Disasters and Conflicts
  2. Maintaining Professional Standards in Disasters and Conflicts
  3. Protecting the Most Vulnerable in Disasters and Conflicts
  4. Safety, Security and Self Care in Disasters and Conflicts

Target audience

This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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