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BJD calls for Video Stories

Video StoriesAt this years BJD World Summit and Networks meeting held in London,  the BJD would like to display video stories of those around the world who are affected by musculoskeletal conditions.

The BJD video stories project gives people a chance to talk about what it is like living with a musculoskeletal condition, in order to better understand different experiences from across the world. The videos will also be an invaluable tool for raising awareness of the importance of musculoskeletal conditions within all regions of the globe.

If you, or members of your organisation might be interested in submitting a video or written story about your experiences then please get in touch with Katie at bjd@cornwall.nhs.uk

DATE EXTENDED: WHO issues call for case studies and personal stories

THE CALL FOR CASE STUDIES AND PERSONAL STORIES FOR THE FORTHCOMING GUIDELINES ON HEALTH-RELATED REHABILITATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO AUGUST 15TH! 

The Guidelines on health-related rehabilitation, currently under development by the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners, aim to provide guidance to governments and other relevant actors on how to develop, expand and improve the quality of rehabilitation services (including assistive technology) in less-resourced settings in line with the recommendations of the World report on disability (in particular chapter four of the report on “Rehabilitation”). They will also support the implementation of the rehabilitation aspects of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the WHO global disability action plan 2014-2021: Better health for all people with disability. The guidelines, which will be released in 2015, will position rehabilitation within the context of universal health coverage and the WHO “Framework for Action” for strengthening health systems, which consists of six clearly defined building blocks: leadership and governance; service delivery; human resources; medical products and technologies; financing; and information systems.

 

In conjunction with the forthcoming launch of the guidelines, WHO is pleased to announce a call for case studies and personal stories. WHO welcomes contributions from all stakeholders, in particular those from low- and middle-income countries. Successful case studies and personal stories will be reflected in the Guidelines on health-related rehabilitation.

For more info please click here to be redirected to the relevant WHO page.