Decreasing the access gap to rehabilitation in Jordan.
People with disabilities in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) have access to less than 2.5 rehabilitation professionals per million. That means for more than 650 million people, access to rehabilitation is almost non-existent.
Toward an All-Inclusive Jordan was initiated with the objective of decreasing the access gap to rehabilitation in Jordan by providing means of direct services, education, and sustainability of services including occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech and language pathology.
The project and subsequent research is led by Dr. Rawan AlHeresh, a professor of occupational therapy at the IHP.
Teaching service delivery models of rehabilitation to graduate students in doctor of occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology and nursing programs, who then train volunteers and parents in low-to-middle-income countries.
Increasing awareness about the rights of people of disabilities in Jordan. We use social media to combat negative stigma associated with disability.
We're conducting several research projects tailored to inform service delivery in Jordan, funded by multiple sources, including funds awarded to our Director, Dr. AlHeresh, through MGH's Thomas S. Durant, MD Fellowship for Refugee Medicine.