Disability and rehabilitation

Guyana launches National Rehabiliation Services Strategy 2009-2013

On 10 March, Dr Bheri Ramsaran, Honourable Deputy Minister of Health, Government of Guyana launched the National Rehabilitation Services Strategy 2009-2013. The Strategy is the result of collaborative work of the Pan American Health Organization, WHO, the Guyana Ministry of Health and the Director of Rehabilitation Services. A seminar was organized to introduce the National Rehabilitation Services Strategy and to promote understanding about community-based rehabilitation. Dr. Kathleen Israel, PAHO/WHO Representative, inaugurated the seminar, highlighted the importance of rehabilitation services and assured continued support to transform the document from a plan into concrete interventions that will change the status quo and result in real and meaningful improvement in the lives of people with disabilities in Guyana. More than 75 participants took part in the seminar.

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