When meningitis finished running a brutal course through little Shany Hermínio’s body, she was left with physical and mental developmental delays. At first, her family lived close to a hospital, and her mother could bring Shany to a rehabilitation clinic for physical therapy. But when the family moved to Malhangalene, one of Maputo, Mozambique’s poorer, rundown neighborhoods, trips to the hospital proved too costly. Shany’s rehabilitation stopped.Read more
Thuy has a spinal cord injury and is paralyzed from the chest down.Read more
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The Blue Box is an interactive tool involving the parents and caregivers of children aged between 2 months and 3 years. Based on playing, it aims to prevent or mitigate developmental delays. Download The Blue Box introduction. Download The Blue Box flier.
The report concludes with sets of specific recommendations for different stakeholders (states, donors and civil society, including organizations of people with disabilities), which have the potential to strengthen rehabilitation services and improve the health and wellbeing of millions around the world.
Pilot Testing of 3D Printing Technology for Transtibial Prosthesis in Complex Contexts (Togo, Madagascar, Syria) (2017)
The organization is involved in physical rehabilitation within complex contexts. From January-October 2016, HI carried out a pilot testing of 3D printing technology for transtibial prosthesis in Togo, Madagascar and Syria. This report offers its findings.
The disaster response environment in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake represented a complex healthcare challenge. This study was designed to identify challenges during the Haiti disaster response.
This literature review examines epidemiological studies reporting data on spinal cord injury survivors of the 2005 Kashmir earthquake in Pakistan, the 2008 Sichuan earthquake in China, and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
The provision of wheeled mobility and positioning devices: Integrating wheelchair provision into rehabilitation systems: Focus on emergency contexts (2013)
This policy brief provides an introduction to integrating wheeled mobility and positioning device provision into rehabilitation work – with a focus on emergency contexts. Brief can be viewed here, with the full report forthcoming.
This guide describes the Sustainability Analysis Process (SAP), which aims to facilitate the development of a common vision of sustainability, using physical rehabilitation as a case study. View report here.
Detailed adapted physical activities are provided with practical guides, group sport guides and assessment tools in order to promote a more inclusive society through sports. View report here.
Impact of Rehabilitation Care on the Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Togo: Survey of 30 lower limb amputees (2009)
This report details a study on the impact of health-related rehabilitation as a contributor to social inclusion for people with disabilities in Togo. View report here.
Handicap International launched its largest ever emergency operation in Haiti in response to the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck on January 12, 2010.