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CORE Group/ReLAB-HS Disability-Inclusive Health Webinar: Strengthening Physical Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Services - Shared screen with speaker view
Pravin Kumar Yadav
28:09
good evening everyone..
Emmanuel MURERA
29:01
Good evening
Grace Peters
29:28
Thank you all for joining us today!
Leia Isanhart
29:40
Really glad to see everyone here today to dive into why this topic is key to our inclusive health work
Pravin Kumar Yadav
30:16
hello everyone. I am Pravin Kumar Yadav , physiotherapist , working under ministry of health & population Nepal.
Laura McGough
30:30
Welcome everyone!!!
Sara Gwynn, Motivation
30:33
Hello everyone, glad to be part of the meeting
Alemayehu Gebremariam
30:43
Hi everyone, happy to join this great platform
Emmanuel MURERA
31:19
MURERA Emmanuel, Disability Inclusion Advisor, CRS Rwanda
Sunil Pokhrel
31:59
Greetings from Nepal! I am Sunil Pokhrel, Rehab system strengthening enthusiast. Great to join this program!
Yvonne Serubibi UMURUNGI
32:37
Hi Everyone. I am Yvonne from CRS Rwanda
Eli Enenbach, CORE Group
33:46
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Smriti Suwal
33:49
Hello everyone, I am Smriti Suwal, rehabilitation technical advisor in Handicap International, Nepal
Katherine King
34:10
Should we be seeing slides past the Agenda slide?
Elizabeth Jordan-Bell
34:45
Hi, everyone- Betsy Jordan-Bell, nutritionist with RTI International. Thanks to the organizers of this meeting today.
Laura McGough
34:50
No, the slides will accompany the following presentation. Thanks for asking
Emmanuel MURERA
41:13
there some interferences we cant hear him very well.
Eli Enenbach, CORE Group
42:04
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Eli Enenbach, CORE Group
42:53
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Issa Hallassi Maïga
43:07
Hi , i'm following it From Mali
Laura McGough
43:53
Thanks to all who are joining from all over the world
Laura McGough
44:33
Please feel free to type questions in the chat box
Sunil Pokhrel
51:51
How does GLRI differs from the leadership and governance training in rehabilitation already developed by Management Science for Health?
Emmanuel MURERA
56:57
Thanks. Kindly remember to share an insight on Procurement of Rehabilitation & AT to ensure their availability, affordability and user- friendly ( accessibility) vis a vis the existing procurement policies. What are the enforcement strategies!.
Elizabeth Jordan-Bell
57:20
To what degree are tools developed under this program available for other health oriented programs (esp. USAID programs, for example) to take up beyond these four target countries?
Katherine King
59:27
Does USAID or specifically ReLAB-HS have the ability to provide leveraging funds to support rehabilitation related activities in other USAID projects which have a disability focus?
Elizabeth Jordan-Bell
59:35
Also, understanding that this program is focused on rehabilitation/AT delivered through the health sector, to what degree is ReLAB-HS addressing broader advocacy, supporting disability champions (either in these countries or beyond)? Or is there another program that focuses on the broader advocacy toward social change to foster inclusion of people with disabilities (such as the momentum required in the US for the ADA to come into reality)?
Elizabeth Jordan-Bell
01:04:28
Related to Katherine's question above, an example is that RTI is implementing (with HKI and others) a program in Cambodia that addresses the needs of children with disabilities, among other issues. Wondering if ReLAB-HS can somehow complement that programming to strengthen the availability of rehabilitation at AT services in that country.
Sunil Pokhrel
01:04:32
Thank you very much Dr. Bachani!
Katherine King
01:11:37
yes, thanks
Elizabeth Jordan-Bell
01:11:42
Thank you, Dr. Bachani!
Rosanne Rushing
01:37:28
Thank you Perth and Wesley - it was an engaging discussion. Hopefully, this is only the start of the discussion!
Rosanne Rushing
01:38:42
I have another meeting - thank you for this forum. Looking forward to continuing this work!
Laura McGough
01:38:58
Thanks Rosanne
Leia Isanhart
01:39:52
My colleagues in a care reform project in Kenya have had a terrific experience of linking children with disabilities to rehab and AT by 1) raising awareness of staff and families about the importance and right to services 2) partnering with gov't to figure out when and how assessments are done for early identification/intervention 3) in-depth discussions about the specific role of social workers and community volunteers in referring to and following up on any services recommended by gov't providers. As a result of this collaboration, they've identified service gaps that grew out of COVID and made renewed commitment to improving referral mechanisms. Great example of a child-focused (non health) project linking with MOH for improved access!
Nukhba Zia
01:40:14
ReLAB-HS twitter: https://twitter.com/RelabHS
Wesley PRYOR (ReLAB-HS)
01:41:15
thanks again Leia that illustrates how success depends on a mix of related strategies at different levels. Much to learn from that work, for sure. Our observation is also that there is astounding volume of excellence and that knowledge is not always available to learn from, share and scale. Is that your experience?
Betsy Jordan-Bell
01:43:35
Great points by Leia. Social workers are key, as is early identification and early intervention in the case of children. Further related to social workers and their role, it can be important for people with disabilities (and/or their caregivers) to be enrolled in health care programs (UHC or targeted programs) as well as social safety net programs as relevant.
Leia Isanhart
01:44:34
@Wesley- I agree. Lots of small pilots out there, but few projects have the time, resources, donor buy in, nor gov't support to scale. The project in Kenya, Changing the Way We Care, is scaling county by county. And they have great support from their donors (including USAID) to keep a focus on service access for children with disabilities as a way of keeping kids in family care.
Nukhba Zia
01:45:31
ReLAB-HS website: https://www.relabhs.org/about/
Perth Rosen
01:48:06
Thanks, Leia - that is great to hear and a good example of supporting family and community members with tools to identify and refer and also provide follow up. We’ll be seeking ways within ReLAB-HS to leverage existing resources and related policies and link them with health system - we may reach out for more on the factors of your success.
Wesley PRYOR (ReLAB-HS)
01:48:51
that's great, thanks again Leia. I will make a point of learning more about that project - share info if you can. Maybe a note could be shared on ReLAB-HS repository, just as an idea.
Laura McGough
01:48:55
URC has extensive work in Uganda and we would love to collaborate with ReLAB-HS
Perth Rosen
01:49:51
Laura, great! Lets chat.
Leia Isanhart
01:51:32
Kudos to the organizers! What a fantastic way for the TAG to bring together a more diverse group of voices to spark change. It's such a delight to make these new connections to learn and scale
Betsy Jordan-Bell
01:51:40
Thanks to the organizers. Hope we can connect further especially on potential complementarities with this project in Cambodia: https://www.rti.org/announcements/new-rti-and-usaid-partnership-aims-help-young-children-thrive-cambodia
Emmanuel MURERA
01:51:50
Thanks
Pravin Kumar Yadav
01:52:37
Thank you ...
Yvonne Serubibi UMURUNGI
01:52:39
Thank you
chiara retis
01:52:39
thanks you Besty!