HELP Guide For Community Based Rehabilitation Workers A Training Manual


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  • Pages: 248
  • Book Code: 385
  • ISBN:9781601890177
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  • Book Name: HELP Guide For Community Based Rehabilitation Workers: A Training Manual
  • Book Author: ( i ) Marian Loveday
  • Book Publishers: Global HELP Organization
  • Publish Date: ( 01-Jan-2006 )
  • Format: Hard Book
  • Language: English
  • Category: Medical Books
  • Pages: 248
  • Book Code: 385
  • ISBN:9781601890177
  • Book Quality: Paperback

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Weight 0.500 kg
Dimensions 12 × 8 × 4 in
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This training manual grew out of my work as the only physiotherapist working in a community of
about 300,000 people. Given the overwhelming needs in this community, I determined my task to
be passing on basic rehabilitation skills to people of the community. We defined the community we
were working with as the community of disabled people, which in-
cluded disabled adults and the mothers of disabled children. In each
area in which we planned to work, a meeting was held with this com-
munity of disabled people. They chose from amongst themselves a
person who would receive training and then work as a rehabilitation
worker in that area. During my last years of work with the project,
I completed a Masters degree in Maternal and Child Health, and for
my thesis I completed a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the
rehabilitation project. I left the project in 1994 after ten years, and
the work continued for a further ten years until the whole organiza-
tion was forced to close due to a lack of donor funding.
In 1994, following political freedom in South Africa, my husband
and I and our two small children moved to the Kalahari Desert near
Botswana, where we lived in a rural area for six years. We lived at the Moffat Mission in Kuruman
where my husband was the Director. Moffat Mission was David Livingstone’s first home in Africa.
There, I was employed by the newly established Northern Cape Department of Health as the District
Health Manager of the Kalahari District. In this position, I was responsible for all the public health
services within a defined geographical area which had three hospitals, fifteen primary health-care
clinics, and seven mobile clinics.
Although we loved the Kalahari, our eldest daughter was diagnosed as having juvenile diabetes, and
so for health and educational reasons, we left and moved to KwaZulu-Natal, another province in
South Africa. During this time, I have been employed by Health Systems Trust, a non-governmental
organisation, which strives to improve health services for all South Africans. Initially, I worked in
a remote rural area supporting the local district health managers to implement an effective Primary
Health Care system. More recently, I have moved into health systems and operational research fo-
cusing on TB and the interface between TB and HIV.
In the years since 1994, I have continued to draw on the wonderful memories of that time working
with disabled children and their mothers, as well as the lessons that were learnt in providing good
health for all the people of South Africa.

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