According to a World Health Organization (WHO) estimate, there are approximately five million persons with disabilities in Myanmar. The Ministry of Health is currently developing services to prevent disabilities as well as health and medical services such as rehabilitation, but still faces significant problems in the scope, content and quality of their services.
The Project aims to improve the health and medical services in Myanmar through three activities based at the country’s sole national rehabilitation hospital. The activities are as follows:
The national rehabilitation hospital provides services such as exercise therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, child occupational therapy and prosthetic and orthotic workshop. The project is now engaged in activities to improve the quality of these services, and to enhance the practical training of incoming students from medical technology colleges.