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COPE-CMR annual workshop (Combined with annual beneficiary survey workshop)

Vientiane, 12-13 May 2015.

The results of the second large-scale survey among COPE’s beneficiaries were presented and discussed in Vientiane 12-13 May. 60 representatives from COPE, the Center for Medical rehabilitation (CMR) and the Provincial Rehabilitation Centers met for a two day annual workshop to discuss issues of common concern. This year’s beneficiary survey was conducted in Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Champassak, and included interviews with 254 people with disabilities who have received COPE-supported prosthetic or orthotic devices during the last 12 months. The survey is conducted annually with USAID support and gives important indications of patients’ current needs and what could be done to improve their experience with the services. Other topics that were discussed at the workshop included COPE’s new strategic plan and the development of Lao national standards in the physical rehabilitation sector.