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Africa

Enlightening and empowering people with disabilities in Africa (eepdAfrica)

"eepdAfrica envisions enlightening and empowering people with disabilities and others, in all cases by advocacy, education, mentoring and networking with PWDs locally and globally for an independent and self-sufficient life. It is the only voluntary change agents group existing in Africa to promote the welfare and dignity of persons with disabilities through free consultations, policy analysis, advocacy, education  and awareness creations for a positive change”

The need for a rehabilitation model to address the disparities of public healthcare for people living with HIV in South Africa

This article advocates for the development and implementation of a model of care to guide rehabilitation of people living with HIV in South Africa. The paper begins by presenting the emerging evidence of rehabilitation in the context of HIV, and goes on to identify appropriate steps to develop a model of care based on this that would be applicable to South Africa

African Journal of Disability 4(1), Art. #137

A home-based rehabilitation intervention for people living with HIV and disability in a resource-poor community, KwaZulu-Natal : study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

In this paper, the researchers develop a needs-based home-based rehabilitation programme for people living with HIV in order to improve their quality of life and functional ability. The study aims to  provide rehabilitation professionals and researchers with evidence that can be utilised to improve existing rehabilitation interventions for people living with HIV.

Mobile for development : transforming global healthcare through mobile technology

This paper outlines the need for greater connectivity & accessibility in less developed countries. Following this, the authors present the benefits of various different ‘mHealth’ solutions, presented through case studies. The report concludes by outlining some of the constraints holding back greater ‘mHealth’ innovation, including financing and sustainability issues

Rural rehab South Africa (RuReSA)

This is the official website of Rural Rehab South Africa (RuReSA)  which represents “rural rehab on professional bodies and to the Department of Health, especially with regards to developing rural friendly policies. RuReSA aims to create a network of personal and professional support for rural therapists, including the sharing of information relevant to the disability, rehabilitation and public health fields within and outside South Africa.” The website contains news & events, projects & campaigns and related resources.

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