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Digital Session: Meeting ID: 992 4723 0573
|Hosts||Ottobock: It develops “wearable human bionics” – medical technology products for people with limited mobility in the fields of Prosthetics, Orthotics and Human Mobility (wheelchairs). The company, founded in 1919, also treats patients in its Patient Care division. Ottobock’s mission: Enhancing the quality of life and health economic benefits of those they serve|
|Chair||Prof. Khama Rogo, Lead Health Specialist, African Institute for Health Transformation|
The rising need for assistive technology globally, linked to the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), represents a major challenge for current health systems
Mobility devices and related rehabilitation are critical to health and wellbeing, enabling active participation in society and the leading of an independent and dignified life. Nonetheless, today in many low- and middle- income countries, over 90 percent of persons in need do not
COVID-19 has once again highlighted the importance of assistive technology, as the pandemic has disrupted services for assistive technology, adversely affecting persons with disabilities and/or limited mobility.
Therefore, multi-sectoral partners have joined and called for action to improve affordable access to quality assistive technology such as mobility aids. Some governments in Sub-Saharan Africa have already taken first steps in assessing the needs and developing strategies for country-wide service provision.
The discussion will explore:
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