July 2016

ISPO reports on disability rehab outreach

By Emily Delzell

The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) in March published the final report on its joint program with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) on disability rehabilitation in the developing world.

The ISPO-USAID report, “Rehabilitation of people with physical disabilities in developing countries,” details the program’s successful activities, which include 112 candidates from 34 countries in its scholarship program completing their study to become prosthetists, orthotists, and orthopedic technologists (a 95% student progression rate due to rigorous selection criteria); measuring the impact of its programs in 13 countries; and pro­gress in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) on the first WHO Standards for Prosthetics and Ortho­tics Service Provision.

Download the full report at ispoint.org.

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