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Scaling up rehabilitation - Towards an international policy agenda
Christoph Gutenbrunner, Jerome Bickenbach, Kristian Borg, Boya Nugraha, John Melvin, Gerold Stucki
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Pages: 307-308
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Rehabilitation: The health strategy of the 21st century
Gerold Stucki, Jerome Bickenbach, Christoph Gutenbrunner, John Melvin
There is strong evidence that population ageing and the epidemiological transition to a higher incidence of chronic, non-communicable diseases will continue to profoundly impact societies worldwide, putting more pressure on healthcare systems to respond to the needs of the people they serve. These trends argue for the need to address what matters to people about their health: limitations in their ...
Pages: 309-316
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Strengthening health-related rehabilitation services at national levels
Christoph Gutenbrunner, Jerome Bickenbach, John Melvin, Jorge Lains, Boya Nugraha
Objective: One of the aims of the World Health Organization’s Global Disability Action Plan is to strengthen rehabilitation services. Some countries have requested support to develop (scale-up) rehabilitation services. This paper describes the measures required and how (advisory) missions can support this purpose, with the aim of developing National Disability, Health and Rehabilitation Plans. ...
Pages: 317-325
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Principles of Assessment of Rehabilitation Services in Health Systems: Learning from experiences
Christoph Gutenbrunner, Boya Nugraha
Objective: Strengthening of health-related rehabilitation services must start from the needs of persons with health conditions experiencing disability and should be implemented within health systems. The implementation of rehabilitation services in health systems should be planned and realized according to the World Health Organization’s 6 constituents of health systems (i.e. health service deli ...
Pages: 326-332
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Responding to the World Health Organization Global Disability Action Plan in Egypt: A Technical Consultancy to develop a National Disability, Health and Rehabilitation Plan
Christoph Gutenbrunner, Boya Nugraha
Objective: A technical consultation to develop a National Disability, Health and Rehabilitation Plan (NDHRP) for Egypt was carried out in 2015. Its overall goal was to improve health, functioning, well-being, quality of life, and participation of persons with disability in Egypt by supporting the Ministry of Health and Population and other stakeholders to improve access to health services and stre ...
Pages: 333-337
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Responding to the World Health Organization Gobal Disability Action Plan in Ukraine: Developing a National Disability, Health and Rehabilitation Plan
Christoph Gutenbrunner, Piotr Tederko, Klemen Grabljevec, Boya Nugraha
In order to support the development of a National Disability, Health and Rehabilitation Plan (NDHRP) for Ukraine, a technical consultation was carried out by a Rehabilitation Advisory Team (RAT) of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) in 2015. The consultation was based on assessment of the situation of persons with disabilities and the rehabilitation system in ...
Pages: 338-341
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Situation analysis of rehabilitation service to support the national disability and rehabilitation plan in the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea
Boya Nugraha, Christoph Gutenbrunner
Objective: In 2013, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN-CRPD). Since the concept of rehabilitation services in the DPRK did not meet international standards, the government, through the Korean Federation for Protection of the Disabled (KFPD) and Munsu Rehabilitation Hospital (MRH), set up a technica ...
Pages: 342-345
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Implementation of Clinical Quality Management for Rehabilitation in Malaysia
Julia Patrick Engkasan, Gerold Stucki, Sadeeq Ali, Yusniza Mohd Yusof, Hafez Hussain, Lydia Abdul Latif
In February 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched its historic ”Rehabilitation 2030: A Call for Action”. Scaling up rehabilitation in health systems requires concerted action across all 6 components of WHO’s Health Systems Framework. For rehabilitation, information about functioning is essential, as it is required for effective rehabilitation at all levels of the health system. ...
Pages: 346-357
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Challenges and barriers for implementation of the World Health Organization Global Disability Action Plan in low- and middle- income countries
Fary Khan, Mayowa Ojo Owolabi, Bhasker Amatya, Talhatu Kolapo Hamzat, Adesola Ogunniyi, Helen Oshinowo, Alaeldin Elmalik, Mary P. Galea
Objective: To identify potential barriers and facilitators for implementation of the World Health Organization Global Disability Action Plan (GDAP) in Nigeria and compare these with other low- and middle-income countries. Methods: A rehabilitation team from the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Australia, conducted intensive workshops at medical/academic institutions in Nigeria for healthcare ...
Pages: 367-376
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Strengthening rehabilitation services in Indonesia: A brief situation analysis
Boya Nugraha, Garry Rahardian Setyono, Irma Ruslina Defi, Christoph Gutenbrunner
People with disability (PWD) in Indonesia are often neglected by society. Improving their life situation towards full participation in society is crucial. As a health strategy, rehabilitation can improve func-tioning, quality of life and participation in society. However, rehabilitation services in Indonesia need improvement. Making a situation analysis of rehabilitation services and their provisi ...
Pages: 377-384
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World Health Organization Global Disability Action Plan: The Mongolian Perspective
Fary Khan, Bhasker Amatya, Baljnnyam Avirmed, Yoon Kyoung Yi, Batchimeg Shirmen, Geoff Abbott, Mary P. Galea
Objective: To provide an update on disability and rehabilitation in Mongolia, and to identify potential barriers and facilitators for implementation of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Disability Action Plan (GDAP). Methods: A 4-member rehabilitation team from the Royal Melbourne Hospital conducted an intensive 6-day workshop at the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, for ...
Pages: 388-366
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