PESHAWAR   -   To develop consensus among the relevant stake­holders for the Integration of physical rehabilitation services into primary health systems in Pakistan, a workshop was conducted by Prof Dr Haider Darain (Dean of Allied Health Sciences) here at Khyber Med­ical University (KMU) Peshawar. 

The workshop aimed to build consensus among relevant stakeholders for the Integration of physical rehabilitation services into primary health systems in Pakistan. 

The workshop was attended by the CEO paraple­gic centre, Principal Rehman College of Rehabilita­tion Sciences, Rehabilitation Director LRH, Manager Provincial Rehabilitation Program, Director IPMR, a representative from ICRC, and other relevant digni­taries. The facilitator gave a brief introduction to the project; ReLAB-HS. 

It is worth mentioning that in late 2020, ReLAB-HS, which is a comprehensive five-year program, was in­troduced. The program is funded by USAID and aims to respond to the escalating need for physical reha­bilitation services in low and middle-income coun­tries. Pakistan is one of the countries which has been included in the program. 

The KMU signed an MoU with Handicap Interna­tional for implementing some of the activities of the program. It is pertinent to mention that ‘The Nossal Institute for Global Health at The Universi­ty of Melbourne’ is one of the key technical facilita­tors for activities that will be carried out by KMU, Peshawar.