Tuesday, 17 September 2019

CATCH contributes to WHO Global Report on Assistive Technology

Professor Luc de Witte attends World Health Organization conference


The World Health Organization is preparing a Global Report on Assistive Technology, to be published in 2021. In order to prepare this report a large international consultation meeting was organised in Geneva on August 22-23. Here, about 300 people from across the world gathered to discuss topics that would need to be addressed in the global report. Colleagues from CATCH were involved in 4 of the 70 presentation during these days. The contributions from Sheffield were about a generic quality framework for Assistive Technology service delivery, models for AT provision in low resource settings, a tool to assess environmental factors affecting the use of assistive devices in very low resource settings and so-called 'frugal innovation' and do-it-yourself assistive technology solutions. In the next months the outline of the world report will be defined. The topics addressed by CATCH researchers will certainly get a place in the report. For more information about the WHO GREAT Consultation click here

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