According to the recent figures, up to fifteen percent of the world’s population is estimated to have some form of impairment found predominantly in developing countries. In addition, severe disabilities are faced by 110-190 million individuals. The lack of access to medical practitioners and rehabilitation facilities is prolonged, and the condition worsens.In Pakistan, HHRD’s Physical Rehabilitation Centers have helped thousands of people undergo various therapies and exercises to improve the body safely and effectively and alleviate pain to prevent potential injury.
HHRD’s Physical Rehabilitation Program has five goals: empowerment, advocacy, outreach, education, and prevention. The empowerment objective is achieved through their Skills Development Program. After recovery, socio-economic empowerment would enable patients with care, training, skills development, and micro-enterprise development to address occupational constraints. The education objective is achieved by offering free education to disabled students at the HHRD Institute.One of the program’s distinct features is the free paramedical diploma for people with disabilities in various disciplines and a 50 percent charge for all other students relative to the market.There are only three countries today that have the Polio Virus: Niger, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. To accomplish its objective of prevention, the HHRD aims to include vaccines against polio.
The HHRD’s services for people with disabilities are vast in nature. HHRD provides services for intellectual disabilities. Eligible patients and parents are provided with psycho-social therapy to treat mentally impaired children, including special services for children with cerebral palsy, free psychiatric consultations, and pathology of speech expression. However, the HHRD has not been able to launch its assistance for people with hearing impairments. According to the recent news,it is planning to do so soon.
In many parts of the developing world, where the majority live in rural and underserved areas, blindness is widespread. A contributory factor in its growth is lower access to eye care services. HHRD is interested in: blindness prevention and monitoring, free cataract surgery, trachoma, glaucoma, corneal opacity, and refractive errors, brail teacher training, and support equipment, and various computer software training.Moreover, in rural and remote areas of Pakistan, the HHRD offers state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation facilities.
Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) is a global humanitarian aid NGOworking for decades to support the disabled community. The HHRD has also been providing its services and facilities for physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and prosthetics. People at HHRD recognize and value people with disabilities and treat them with immense care. Developing countries like Pakistan need more organizations to come forward and work in this regard as unassisted disabled people’s ratio is quite high inthe country.
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