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Global teleRehabilitation Institute

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The Global teleRehabilitation Institute is the consortium capacity building framework program of GlobalPartnersUnited. This GtRI program aims to specifically implement the early identification and habilitation, early childhood development, health care, education and family support and empowerment tenets of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the 2007 international human rights treaty in force and currently signed by 160 countries and ratified by 160 countries.

In development stages, the GtRI mission is to grow access to screening, identification, healthcare, and rehabilitation services for infants, toddlers, children and adults. Planning for technology transfer of orthotic and prosthetic devices is a key component of service delivery and capacity building.

GtRI designs and implements cross-sector service delivery systems through blended ICT knowledge sharing, telepractices for consultations and mentoring, twinning higher education institutions and centers, developing both community-based networks and national and regional ‘centers of excellence’ as well as sustainable mentoring fora to supplement related GPU capacity building training, mentoring, and consultation.

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Community-based Rehabilitation (CBR) framework is at the heart of our service delivery, workforce training, and overall program development. The goal is for community-based personnel to screen, identify, refer, and (re)habilitate children and adults with disabilities through training and access to digitized and on site resources, expert and peer mentoring, communities of practice, and consultation.