WHAT WE DO
Since its creation in 1996, COPE has worked in close partnership with Lao Ministry of Health rehabilitation centres to provide nation-wide physical rehabilitation services. COPE works with rehabilitation professionals at the Centre for Medical Rehabilitation (CMR) in Vientiane and four Provincial Rehabilitation Centres. Thanks to COPE’s supporters, thousands of people with mobility-related disabilities, including UXO survivors, have received prosthetic and orthotic services free of charge, allowing them to regain mobility and dignity.
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HOW WE HELP
We support community access to physical rehabilitation services throughout Lao PDR.
COPE helps to achieve the best outcome possible for patients, covering the costs of the whole treatment process for prosthetic and orthotic-related services:
- manufacture of devices
- physiotherapy and rehabilitation
- travel to rehabilitation centres
- accommodation and food while people receive treatment
COPE’s Commitment to Quality includes supporting continual improvement of service delivery by Government of Lao rehabilitation centres. We do this through upgrading skills for rehabilitation centre staff, maintaining equipment and facilities, and managing international and local logistics and procurement.
COPE provides health promotion and education to the public and brings much needed prosthetic and orthotic health services to communities in rural and remote areas through our Mobile Clinic programme.