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HIV - What has Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation got to do with it? HIV – What has Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation got to do...

The Centre of Disease Control (CDC) published the first reports of HIV in 1981, however the advent of combination Antiretroviral Therapy with Protease Inhibitors in 1996 significantly changed the management of HIV/AIDS, with a decline in [Read More...]

Strengthening Rehabilitation in Health Systems: Part 4 Strengthening Rehabilitation in Health Systems: Part 4...

Appropriate Technology Back at the University of Ghana, I took a required course in Appropriate Technologies for Development in Africa,  also known as Apro-Tech. This course was designed to stimulate students’ thinking on how to apply [Read More...]

Welcome Darren to the Team! Welcome Darren to the Team!...

Darren Brown is a clinical Physiotherapist specialising in Infectious Diseases, Oncology and Palliative Care at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom (@ChelWestFT, @ChelWestTherapy). His clinical and [Read More...]

Strengthening Rehabilitation in Health Systems: Part 3 Strengthening Rehabilitation in Health Systems: Part 3...

Team Work My first encounter of working as member of a team with other health professionals was after graduating from University of Ghana. This team comprised doctors, pharmacists and nurses. Being my first Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), I [Read More...]

Strengthening Rehabilitation in Health Systems: Part 2 Strengthening Rehabilitation in Health Systems: Part 2...

Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) and Training Rehabilitation involves diverse groups of health care workers including but not limited to physicians specialized in physical medicine and rehabilitation, rehabilitation nurses, [Read More...]

Strengthening Rehabilitation in Health Systems: Part 1 Strengthening Rehabilitation in Health Systems: Part 1...

Most countries have unmet rehabilitation needs, but this is profound in developing countries resulting in the World Health Organization (WHO) initiating Rehabilitation 2030: A Call for action meeting in Geneva this year. This meeting [Read More...]

Perspectives on Global Health Perspectives on Global Health...

Physiopedia is on a mission to "contribute to improving global health through universal access to physiotherapy knowledge".  Initially the idea was to produce a free resource for our profession, a Wikipedia for physiotherapists and [Read More...]

Emerging trends in global health - The environment, sustainable development and health Emerging trends in global health – The environment,...

The subject of the seventh and final taught week of the emerging trends in global health course focused on the concept of sustainable development and the environment and how these relate to health. A widely recognised definition of [Read More...]

Emerging trends in global health - Research, development, innovation and technology for global health Emerging trends in global health – Research, development,...

A key problem affecting global health is the lack of focus of research and development (RnD) on medicines and technologies that are appropriate for low and middle income countries. There are several reasons for this including: RnD [Read More...]

Emerging trends in global health - physical therapy / physiotherapy in disaster management Emerging trends in global health – physical therapy /...

Philippines Typhoon - the WCPT report how physical therapists are getting involved and provides links for making donations to the relief effort The focus of the fifth week of the global health course has been foreign policy, trade and [Read More...]

Emerging trends in global health: Governance for global health, health systems and financing Emerging trends in global health: Governance for global health,...

The focus of the fourth week of the Emerging trends in global health course has been governance for global health, health system financing and the human resources issues related to health care workers education and migration. Governance [Read More...]

Emerging trends in global health: Non-communicable diseases, mental disorders and disability Emerging trends in global health: Non-communicable diseases,...

The third week of the Emerging trends in global health course has focused on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which is a topic particularly relevant to the physiotherapy / physical therapy profession. Non-communicable diseases are not [Read More...]

Emerging trends in global health: Infectious diseases Emerging trends in global health: Infectious diseases...

The second week of the Emerging trends in global health course focused on infectious diseases which at first glance doesn't appear to be a topic that is particularly relevant to physiotherapy / physical therapy. However there were several [Read More...]

Introduction to Global Health Concepts...

Its been an interesting first week of the Global Health course which focused largely on definitions and the emergence of the global health discipline from the domains of public and international health. A good place to start is with a [Read More...]

The Physiopedia Mission to Contribute to Global Health, is it Relevant? The Physiopedia Mission to Contribute to Global Health, is it...

When we first discussed the Physiopedia project back in 2007 we wanted to build Wikipedia for the physiotherapy profession.  We knew that we wanted to involve all physiotherapists from all over the world, build a resource that contained [Read More...]