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Observatory of best practices in Rehabilitation in Africa

Thursday, June 1, 2017   (0 Comments)
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According to its mission and desire to promote a strong and healthy rehabilitation system in Africa, The African Federation of Orthopaedic Technicians (FATOcreated in 2015 an Observatory of best practices in Rehabilitation in Africa, with the assistance of the organisation for development cooperation MISEREOR. The objectives of the Observatory are:

  • Gather the best practices, activities regarding the improvement of living conditions and social participation of People with Disabilities (PwD), especially the activities implemented by the actors of Disability in Africa. These best and relevant practices in physical rehabilitation and CBR (involving PwD and the community, with positive effects which promote the socio-economical insertion of PwD) will be shared with all actors in the field of development and rehabilitation in Africa and made available online on the FATO website and shared at FATO Congresses and other meetings 
  • Be a platform of training, information on Disability and Rehabilitation in Africa.
  • Collect and share online testimonials of PwD and relatives, which constitute genuine signs of hope and which will help learn precious lessons of positive/negative experiences regarding respect and promotion of the dignity of PwD.
  • Continue and update the surveys already conducted by FATO, Handicap International and ICRC especially those of 2010 and 2011.

Your input and assistance in any form is more than welcome!