Evidence based rehabilitation is good practice to achieve optimal functioning of people after disease or injury or because of aging.
Rehabilitation professionals from four central hospitals in Vientiane, received training from USAID Okard to improve the measurement of functioning and well-being as an outcome indicator of the effectiveness of rehabilitation services. This training is part of the USAID Okard support to the MOH to implement the National Rehabilitation Strategy 2018-25 and to align rehabilitation practices in Laos to the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) Rehabilitation 2030 Initiative. The monitoring and on site coaching have been implemented to make sure that this activities has been smoothly started. This important data will also help the Ministry of Health monitor the effectiveness of rehabilitation services and to advocate for increasing its financing.
USAID Okard, funded by USAID and implemented by World Education, Inc., in partnership with Humanity and Inclusion improves access to quality rehabilitation and economic opportunities for persons with disabilities, and supports design and implementation of disabilities inclusive policy.