Tajikistan hosts workshops on disability and rehabilitation

WHO/Satish Mishra

As part of a 3-year disability and rehabilitation project, the WHO Country Office in Tajikistan organized workshops for health care practitioners and stakeholders related to improving rehabilitation services for people with disabilities. 

A 3-day capacity building workshop on 10–12 December 2013 for 33 doctors, nurses and therapists of rehabilitation centres across the country provided both theoretical and practical training on 'Rehabilitation intervention in common disabling conditions'. 

To support development of a rehabilitation strategy for Tajikistan, a 1-day national workshop on situational analysis of physical rehabilitation was conducted on 13 December 2013 in Dushanbe. 

Both medical and social aspects of disability were addressed by the 45 participants representing a wide range of stakeholders in the field of disability, including representatives from the ministries of health and education, United Nations agencies, institutional donors, national organizations of people with disabilities and international nongovernmental organizations. 

Focal areas

The project to improve provision of and access to health and health-related rehabilitation services for people with disabilities is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is being implemented by WHO in partnership with the Ministry of Health. Its main intervention areas are:

  • development of a national rehabilitation strategy 
  • capacity development
  • service delivery strengthening 
  • community-based rehabilitation.