Georgian state rehabilitation program: implementation research study report

The Curatio International Foundation (CIF) publishes implementation research study report, which aims to document the initial results and challenges of Georgia’s state rehabilitation program, to inform and facilitate the program’s timely scale-up beyond the initial package of interventions.

This study was conducted by CIF supported by R4D (Results for Development) and the USAID’s ‘Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator.’ The Inclusive Development Hub of USAID’s Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation has partnered with the Accelerator to support countries in strengthening and integrating rehabilitation services in the health systems. Georgia was selected as one of the priority countries for program support, which entails direct technical assistance and regional and global level activities to catalyze country-level work. The program is implemented in close collaboration with USAID in Georgia and the DDI Bureau in Washington. The Accelerator issued a subgrant to Curatio International Foundation (CIF) to support the program’s implementation of activities to achieve program objectives on the ground. This includes operational support and technical expertise on Georgia’s health systems and financing context to complement the Accelerator’s global expertise and translation of existing knowledge into locally feasible solutions.

The project’s primary goal is to improve the financial protection of the population requiring medical rehabilitation services.

The project collaborates with the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia (MoIDPLHSA), and other critical stakeholders toward the following objectives:

  1. Integration of rehabilitation in Georgian health systems and health financing programs.
  2. Creating support systems for implementing programs from Objective 1.

Integrating rehabilitation into state-funded benefits packages is essential for ensuring equitable access to rehabilitation services, promoting health outcomes, and reducing long-run healthcare costs. Georgia embarked on integration of rehabilitation service into Universal Healthcare (UHC).


You can find the initial results and challenges encountered in this process in our implementation research study report.

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