Physical Rehabilitation Centres staff receive training on remote rehabilitation services

Physical Rehabilitation Centres staff receive training on remote rehabilitation services

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact everyone in Cambodia as well as globally. Due to social distancing measures and restriction in movement, access to services is limited and vulnerable persons, in particular persons with disabilities, face even greater barriers in accessing the information and support they need.

As part of its continued efforts to support disability inclusion in Cambodia, Humanity and Inclusion (HI), one of the Implementing Partners of the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program, provided training on remote rehabilitation services for Physical Rehabilitation Centres (PRCs) in Kampong Cham in May 2020 and for the PRC in Kien Khleang located in Phnom Penh in December 2020.

Following the success of these trainings, HI coordinated with the Persons with Disabilities Foundation to organise an online training on remote rehabilitation services for the PRCs on May 3rd and 4th, 2021 in Siem Reap, Prey Veng, Kratie, and Takeo.

The objectives of the training were to provide an understanding of the principles and importance of remote physical rehabilitation services. PRC staff who attended the training learned about the criteria for planning a remote physical rehabilitation session, as well as the processes and support tools available and determine how to implement and monitor remote rehabilitation at the PRC.

Participants held active discussions and role-played as service providers and service users of remote services provided to persons with disabilities.

The Australian Government, through the ACCESS Program, supports five out of the eleven PRCs in Cambodia, specifically in Siem Reap, Kien Khleang (in Phnom Penh), Prey Veng, Kratie, and Takeo. ACCESS  also supports an additional PRC in Kampong Cham through national interventions such as the development of policies and guidelines, and capacity building initiatives.