What we do
Hold Rehabilitation Forum in cooperation with WHO
To share information on international rehabilitation framework and apply them in Korea as a WHO collaborating centre for rehabilitation, and build a network with disability and rehabilitation experts in Korea and abroad, thereby contributing to the rehabilitation and health system in the Western Pacific Region.
The Center has been holding international seminars in collaboration with the WHO every year since 2016.
2019 Rehabilitation Forum in cooperation with WHO 「Strengthening in Health System」
(Sep 20, 2019)
2018 Rehabilitation Forum in cooperation with WHO 「Rehabilitation in Health System」
(Sep 18, 2018)
2017 Rehabilitation Conference, Seoul & WHO Collaborating Centre for Rehabilitation Opening Ceremony
(July 13-July 14, 2017)
Meeting on Rehabilitation as Part of the Continuum of People-centered Health Care
(Dec 13-Dec 15, 2016)
Hold Rehabilitation Capacity-Building Workshops in the Western Pacific Region
Rehabilitation demand is steadily rising as a result of the aging population all around the world and an increase in Non-Communicable Disease (NCD), but there is a shortage of rehabilitation workforce. Hands-on workshops are held for rehabilitation and health workers in low-and middle-income countries in the Western Pacific Region to strengthen their rehabilitation capabilities.
Since 2018, local workshops have been held for rehabilitation and health workers in Cambodia (doctors, nurses, physical therapists, prosthetist & orthotist, etc).
Rehabilitation Workforce Capacity Building Workshop for Spinal Cord Injury
(Nov 5-Nov 7, 2018, Battambang, Cambodia)
Rehabilitation Workforce Capacity Building Workshop for Stroke
(Nov 14-Nov 16, 2019, Phnom penh, Cambodia)
International Training Programs for Rehabilitation workforce
Short-term international training programs
Starting with the Korea-Colombia Friendship Integral Rehabilitation Center support in 2008, international training has been provided to rehabilitation workforce in China, Japan, Thailand, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam, and Qatar, among other countries.
International training for Colombia
International training for Mongolia
International training for Uzbekistan
International training for Thailand
International training for Myanmar
International training for Qatar
International training for Malaysia
International training for Nepal
International training for Japan
Dr. LEE Jong-wook Fellowship Program
NRC has been operating the Dr. LEE Jong-wook Fellowship Program rehabilitation course since 2019 after signing an MOU with the Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH) in 2018. This program is categorized into two, one being the main training (during 2-3 months) by inviting the trainees to Korea, and the other being follow-up training (about 3-4 days) by visiting the trainee’s country and providing local consultation.
Dr. LEE Jong-wook Fellowship Program rehabilitation course for Cambodia (May to Dec, 2019)
Dr. LEE Jong-wook Fellowship Program rehabilitation course for Cambodia (Aug to Dec, 2021)
Collaborative Activities with Relevant Organizations
NRC is engaging in collaborative activities with various relevant organizations, including attending WHO’s global and Western Pacific Regional meeting on rehabilitation, carrying out activities of the Korean Alliance of the WHO Collaborating Centres and conducting international cooperation research.
Meeting on Planning and Monitoring the Implementation of the Regional Framework on Rehabilitation
(18 Jun-20 Jun, 2019, Manila, Philippines)
3rd Regional Forum of WHO Collaborating Centres in the Western Pacific
(Nov 22-Nov 23, 2018, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)