Cornelia's expertise is developing rehabilitation in fragile health systems, including conflict and low resource settings.
Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems
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The World Health Organization estimates that over 1 billion people worldwide need rehabilitation services. Eighty percent of these individuals are from low-resource settings. With disability and poverty inherently linked, the demand for rehabilitation services is immense. Unfortunately, this demand is not met for multiple reasons. This course explains healthcare systems in low resource settings, focusing on the rehabilitation sector. It looks specifically at the differences between health care policy, delivery of services, and rehabilitation professionals' roles in high- and low-income settings. It details how policy, resources, education, and beliefs within these settings can hinder rehabilitation services. Finally, it provides insight into ways that rehabilitation professions can help advance rehabilitation services globally.
This course will describe why rehabilitation in low-resource settings is so important and how rehabilitation professionals can and should advocate for change.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
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.