At a recent meeting of the World Federation of Chiropractic in Washington, founder of World Spine Care, Scott Haldeman MD, DC, reported on the latest developments.
The WSC is a collaboration of people working in MSK care, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of those suffering from spine related conditions in communities underserved by health care. Desmond Tutu and Elon Musk have put their names to WSC.
Work goes on in India, Ghana, Botswana and the Dominican Republic. Besides facilitating and funding clinicians’ work in these countries, the WSC also funds college education for future chiropractors from these countries.
The Global Spine Care Initiative has created a model for implementing care in countries without adequate provision. This includes evidence of the burden of MSK conditions, evidence-based guidelines, care pathways, resources and research. It recommends non-surgical, primary spine care. Scott Haldeman implored us all to donate and volunteer to support the WSC initiative.
See Nadine Harrison’s pictures of the World Spine Care Shoshong clinic in Botswana.