INCORPORATING REHABILITATION INTO DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Step Out Foundation had the privilege of presenting at the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons’ Annual General and Scientific Meeting. Topic was on ‘Disasters in Ghana, the need for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’. Studies show that effectiveness of Rehabilitation increases if it is started early. Rehabilitation teams need to be formed and incorporated into NADMO’s disaster response teams to help with proper transfer of victims, triaging, functional assessments etc. Rehab teams also facilitate the evacuation of persons with disabilities involved in disasters. Let’s all help push this!

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