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Strengthening rehabilitation services in Indonesia: A brief situation analysis

Boya Nugraha, Garry Rahardian Setyono, Irma Ruslina Defi, Christoph Gutenbrunner
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine , Hannover Medical School, DE-30625 Hannover, Germany. E-mail: boya.nugraha@gmail.com
DOI: 10.2340/16501977-2330

Abstract

People with disability (PWD) in Indonesia are often neglected by society. Improving their life situation towards full participation in society is crucial. As a health strategy, rehabilitation can improve func-tioning, quality of life and participation in society. However, rehabilitation services in Indonesia need improvement. Making a situation analysis of rehabilitation services and their provision in the country is a pre-requisite to taking any action towards improvement. This paper compiles available data related to disability and rehabilitation services in Indonesia, using the Rehabilitation Services Assessment Tool (RSAT) as a framework. Gaps in provision were analysed, resulting in the compilation of a list of generic recommendations to improve rehabilitation services in the country. Indonesia faces many challenges in rehabilitation services, including the health workforce and the provision of services. This situation analysis and list of generic recommendations may be used in further discussions with relevant stakeholders in the country to develop a national strategy to strengthen rehabilitation services.

Lay Abstract

People with disability (PWD) in Indonesia are often neglected in the society. Improving their life situation towards full participation in society is necessary. Rehabilitation is a health strategy that can improve life situation and participation of PWD in society. But, rehabilitation services in Indonesia still need to be improved. A situation analysis on rehabilitation services in the country is needed before taking any action for such improvement. Therefore, this paper collected available data related to disability and rehabilitation services in Indonesia by using Rehabilitation Services Assessment Tool (RSAT). Current situation and gaps were described and analyzed. Based on findings, list of generic recommendation to improve rehabilitation services in the country was proposed.
Findings show that Indonesia faces many challenges in the rehabilitation services, including health worker, facilities, and accessibility. Results from this situation analysis and list of generic recommendations, may be used to further discussed with governments, non-governmental organizations, group of PWD and others in the country to develop national strategy to improve rehabilitation services in the country.

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