East Africa Physiotherapy Scientific Conference | Presenting ReLAB-HS Workforce Development Activities

Physiopedia recently presented workforce development activities at the East Africa Physiotherapy Scientific Conference. The topic of the day was “revolutionising physiotherapy practice and rehabilitation” which was a good fit for Physiopedia’s recent work as part of ReLAB-HS.

The conference was attended by participants from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda & South Sudan. Among the various presentations were several from the ReLAB-HS team. Physiotherapist, Gerald Okello, talked about strengthening rehabilitation in health systems; occupational therapists, Sophia Nabbosa and  Emoru Lamech, presented findings from the assistive technology journey mapping; and Herbert Omoding, Physiopedia’s education focal point in Uganda, presented the work that the Physiopedia team has done towards workforce development.

Gerald Okello, ReLAB-HS, strengthening rehabilitation in health systems Sophia Nabbosa and  Emoru Lamech, presented findings from the assistive technology journey mapping

Herbert presented the inclusive developments of the Physiopedia Plus (Plus) platform, curriculum mapping and workforce assessment activities that are informing the development of the International Rehabilitation Education and Training Toolkit (IRETT), and future plans to work with the Allied Health Professions Council and the professional associations in Uganda for provision of hybrid continuing professional development opportunities. “It was a great warm up for our symposium at the World Physiotherapy Conference in Dubai in 2023” said Herbert.

This work is supported by the USAID funded Learning Acting Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS) project and is not possible without the generous and committed contribution of the Leahy War Victims fund.

ReLAB-HS is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is implemented under cooperative agreement number 7200AA20CA00033. The consortium is managed by prime recipient, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.