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More get mobility devices thanks to partnership

The mobility aids and appliances were donated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints The Spinal Injury Association Fiji (SIA) has been able to complete outreach visits in
04 Aug 2017 11:00
More get mobility devices thanks to partnership
Jinat Begum (on wheelchair) and her husband with Community Rehabilitation Assistants and Spinal Injury Association Fiji staff members. Photo: Vodafone Fiji

The mobility aids and appliances were donated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Spinal Injury Association Fiji (SIA) has been able to complete outreach visits in the Northern, Western and Central divisions of Fiji in July 2017.

The objectives of the outreach visits was to:

  • Provide mobility aids and appliances and maintenance services to persons with disabilities in Fiji.
  • Provide a professional mobility aids and appliance service to persons with disabilities in all of Fiji.
  • Strengthen professional relationships with the association and local counterparts.

The mobility aids and appliances were donated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The association was able to distribute approximately 80 wheelchairs during these outreach visits.

The association sent out teams of three to six people who were dispersed into the field to provide the service.

The teams comprised clinically-trained staff to complete the assessment and prescription of mobility aids and appliances, and technical staff who have the skills to build and set-up the prescribed equipment.

This ensures that clients get an appropriate and safe mobility device for their medical condition.

The association teams worked with local counterparts in these areas including Commissioners, district officers, village headmen, Department of Social Welfare officers, Ministry of Health Physiotherapist and Community Rehabilitation Assistants (CRA).

The current outreach visits were planned based on data collected regarding the needs of disabled persons in various communities.

This was collected from the association’s data (including data collected during visits by the association in July-August 2016) as well as data from the association networks including the Ministry of Health, Fiji Disable People Federation and ATH Vodafone Fiji Foundation.

Source:  Vodafone Fiji

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