Learnings from the AT2030 Programme for Service Delivery in LMICs

Catherine Holloway, K Rubango
in International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Conference abstract/presentation slides, Kobe, Hyogo, Japam

Abstract

The current model of AT delivery in LMICs relies heavily on the charity sector. How can this be evolved to enable a more sustainable ecosystem? This is the primary question being explored in this symposium.
This symposium will be opened by a challenge, laid down by Chapal Khasnabis of the GATE Programme at WHO - what should the AT2030 Programme look to achieve to ensure sustainable service delivery of assistive technology (AT) for all citizens in lower and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Catherine Holloway, Research & Evidence Director of the AT2030 programme will respond to this challenge and share the initial learnings from the AT2030 programme and how these are feeding into the new vision of the ATscale Global Partnership on AT. AT2030 has the ambition to provide Low cost, mass market, life-changing AT for all. It is a £10 investment by the UK Department for International Development. AT2030 will help to lay the foundations for global AT access through finding evidence of what works; testing the user-centred design of technology; trailing new service delivery innovation, and opening market access in priority LMICs.

Finally, these will be critiqued by Bishnu Dhungana, who is both an expert in the field of AT and a user of the service herself.