#ISPOWER is ISPO’s call to action for improved access to Assistive Health Technology (AHT) & care to help people with impaired mobility participate fully in society.
Launched in 2015, the #ISPOWER campaign focused on five pilot countries relying on the support of the respective ISPO Member Societies. ISPO Brazil, ISPO France, ISPO Pakistan, ISPO Rwanda and ISPO South Africa reported on activities and real-life impact of P&O professionals in their countries. Through telling users’ personal stories of success and adversity, a wider audience is connecting with the issues related to P&O and AHT usage in an understandable, close-to-life way. Click here to view case stories.
Through #ISPOWER, together we raise public and decision makers’ awareness and understanding of the importance of P&O and AHT care in helping to transform the lives of people with impaired mobility and integrate them into society. Get involved on Social Media.
#ISPOWER is about empowerment and social inclusion of people with impaired mobility through improved access to P&O and AHT care -- empowered to be independent and empowered to reach their full potential.
Who is involved?
#ISPOWER is supported by a number of key stakeholders in the field of P&O, rehabilitation and Assistive Health Technologies. The #ISPOWER Steering Committee provides guidance and direction for the #ISPOWER campaign strategy and activities. It is composed of the following organizations:
- African Federation of Orthopaedic Technicians (FATO)
- Handicap International
- International Confederation of Amputee Associations
- International Committee of the Red Cross
- International Society of Wheelchair Professionals
#ISPOWER was launched in 2015 in 5 Pilot Countries.
#ISPOWER was present at the Rio 2016 Paralympics!