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World Health Organization Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) for Strengthening Rehabilitation Capacity in Health Systems

Building workforce capacity for rehabilitation and long term care
As a designated collaborating centre of the World Health Organization, we support the implementation of the Western Pacific Regional Framework on Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation 2030: A Call for Action.

About us

Located within the University of Sydney Faculty of Health Sciences, we bring together expertise from a range of disciplines and research areas to actively contribute to the challenges presented by the World Report on Disability (World Health Organization and the World Bank, 2011).

Formerly known as the WHO Collaborating Centre in Health Workforce Development in Rehabilitation and Long Term Care, we received official re-designation in June 2018 with a new title - WHO Collaborating Centre for Strengthening Rehabilitation Capacity in Health Systems.

This follows four years of successful achievements in capacity building and contributing to research and evidence in rehabilitation and long term care service provision. The re-designated centre's four-year work plan will support implementation of the Western Pacific Regional Framework on Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation 2030: A Call for Action.

 

Our work

1

Providing support to the WHO by generating and disseminating evidence on strengthening rehabilitation in health systems.

2

Supporting the WHO in building workforce capacity in rehabilitation training in educational institutions.

3

Supporting the WHO in providing technical support and training in ICF for rehabilitation, disability and health personnel.

Our projects

Reports prepared by WHO Collaborating Centre in Health Workforce Development in Rehabilitation and Long Term Care

2018

  • Rehabilitation Resources for Micronesia, November 2016 – April 2018. Professor Stephanie Short, Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn and Alexandra Lewis-Gargett, WHO Collaborating Centre for Strengthening Rehabilitation Capacity in Health Systems, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney (42 pages)
  • Building capacity in health-related rehabilitation services for health emergency responses, December 2016 – December 2018. Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn and Ms Alexandra Lewis-Gargett, WHO Collaborating Centre for Strengthening Rehabilitation Capacity in Health Systems, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney (98 pages)

2016

  • CBR Field Worker Manual: Update Scoping Report for WHO Western Pacific Regional Office, March, 2016. Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn, WHO Collaborating Centre in Health Workforce Development in Rehabilitation and Long Term Care, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney. (25 pages)

2015

  • Capacity Assessment and Development of Plan to Increase Capacity of Laos Rehabilitation Workforce, June 2015. Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn, WHO Collaborating Centre in Health Workforce Development in Rehabilitation and Long Term Care, University of Sydney. (67 pages)
  • Review of Diploma of Community Based Rehabilitation at Solomon Islands National University, December, 2015. Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn and Alexandra Lewis-Gargett, WHO Collaborating Centre in Health Workforce Development in Rehabilitation and Long Term Care, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney. (57 pages)
  • CBR Field Worker Manual: Scoping Report for WHO Western Pacific Regional Office, December 2015. Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn, WHO Collaborating Centre in Health Workforce Development in Rehabilitation and Long Term Care, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney. (57 pages)

2014

  • Analysis of Community Rehabilitation Assistant Program (CRA) in Fiji, Suva Fiji, July-August 2014. Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney. (62 pages)

2013

  • Rehabilitation Sector Situation Analysis Report, Lao PDR, April- May 2013. Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney. (41 pages)
  • Developing the WPR Disability Inclusive Health and Rehabilitation Tool, Technical Report, November 2013. Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney. (28 pages)
  • ICF education and use in Mongolia: Report on training and workshops, November 2013. Ros Madden, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney. (25 pages).

2012

  • The Pacific Rehabilitation Health Workforce, WHO Discussion Paper Series Paper No. 1, October 2012. Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Alexandra Gargett, Professor Stephanie Short. Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney. (44 pages)
  • The Pacific Rehabilitation Health Workforce, WHO Discussion Paper Series Paper No. 1 (Supplement), Country Profiles, October 2012. Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Alexandra Gargett, Professor Stephanie Short, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney. (74 pages)

Resources

WHO global disability action plan 2014–2021

In an historic move, the 67th World Health Assembly adopted a resolution endorsing the WHO global disability action plan 2014–2021: Better health for all people with disability. The Action Plan will provide a major boost to WHO and governments’ efforts to enhance the quality of life of the one billion people around the world with disabilities.

Rehab in Review: The Surveillance Journal for Rehabilitation Professionals

Thanks to the cooperation of Emory School of Medicine, you can now view their journal Rehab in Review online. The journal provides concise readable summaries of current, pertinent articles from 70 distinguished journals. The journal is available in three languages: Chinese, English and Spanish.


Our people

Head of Centre

Gwynnyth Llewellyn
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Academic enquiries

Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn