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In celebration of World Spine Day, taking place on October 16, 2019, World Spine Care invites you to participate in Work-a-Day for World Spine Care.
From October 13th – October 20th, 2019, join your colleagues and Work-a-Day for World Spine Care.
The Work-a-Day Challenge involves donating to help to support spine care programs operating at the World Spine Care clinic in Botswana.
Did you know?More than a billion people in the world today experience disability.
Disproportionately: Women, the Elderly, Rural Communities and Lower-Income Countries
The global population who suffers from Lower Back Pain is 18 %, with a 12-month prevalence of 38%
In Africa, the population who suffers is 32%, with a 12-month prevalence of 50%
In a study conducted in 2014, the prevalence of Lower Back Pain was 55% among teachers in Botswana
“Low back and neck pain continue to be major contributors to Botswana’s burden of disabling conditions and were responsible for about 30% more Years Lived with Disability in 2013 than HIV/AIDS.”
You CAN make a difference simply by committing to donate a portion of your salary to support World Spine Care’s Botswana Clinics.
Here is what your gift can do:
- $10,000 will pay for approximately one fifth of a research project, that includes the development and evaluation of an interprofessional neuromusculoskeletal screening, assessment and treatment protocols for spinal conditions encountered in residents of a rural Botswana community;
- $3,500 will cover the costs of a flight to Botswana, and on the ground expenses for an incoming Clinical Supervisor joining the WSC Program;
- $1,000 will provide the budget for the clinic materials (including paper, intake forms, marketing materials, and more) for one full year;
- $500 will cover the cost of clinical tools and training materials.
What Has World Spine Care Accomplished?
Since World Spine Care launched its program in Botswana in 2013:
- Over 20,000 patient visits have occurred in three separate clinics;
- 80% of patients who attended the clinic saw clinically significant improvements;
- World Spine Care has hosted two educational conferences for Clinicians, and educated over 500 professionals;
- World Spine Care Launched the Global Spine Care Initiative that included a multidisciplinary task force of 68 spine care clinicians and researchers from 24 countries. The result was a 15 paper special supplement that has identified recommendations for model of care that could be used to bring sustainable spine care to under served countries.
- World Spine Care’s Botswana Program was featured in the WHO’s Integrated People-Centre Health Services as a Model of Success.