Baseline Survey in Pakistan Rapid Assistive Technology Assessment (rATA)
Pakistan is the first country globally to conduct the rapid Assistive Technology Assessment (rATA) national survey with the objective to assess the needs and unmet needs of assistive technology and identify the barriers to access assistive technology in the population of Pakistan. Federal Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination (NHSRC) in collaboration with World Health Organization successfully implemented the survey in 16 districts of the country, including over 9000 households and nearly 63000 respondents. The data collected provides useful insights into the current situation of access to assistive technology in the country, and offers recommendations to improve access.
The survey and report publication was made possible through funding from USAID, AT2030 and NORAD.