CRP celebrated 3rd World Cerebral Palsy Day on 1st October 2014 raising awareness for a disorder which is caused by damage to the motor control centers of the developing brain and can occur during pregnancy, during childbirth, or after birth up to about age three.

The day started with a big rally in the morning and ended up in the Reddaway Hall. Speeches and seminars were given by a selection of dignitaries and leaders from the CP-field.



The Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed enlarges its presence in social media. The Publications and Communications department team created an official CRP Bangladesh YouTube Channel. Videos about CRP and its facilities will be uploaded frequently.

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For the first time in Bangladesh Master in Rehabilitation Science (MRS) under the SAARC Development Fund (SDF) was inaugurated at CRP's Reddaway Hall on 27th September 2014. His Excellency, the Ambassador of Nepal Mr.Hari Kumar Shrestha visited CRP to attend the opening ceremony.In the ceremony the MRS programme was introduced to the audience.Students of William and Marie Taylor School (WMTS) presented a short cultural function by singing and dancing. Later on, Mr. Hari Kumar Shrestha visited CRP to explore its activities and services.


A MoU has been signed between CRP and National Bank-Savar on 25th September 2014. The purpose of the agreement is especially for the National Bank to collect all of the fees from the students of Bangladesh Health Professions Institute (BHPI) and Nursing College at CRP on the campus premises. Mr.Shafiq-ul-Islam, Executive Director of CRP and Mr. Komol Chandra Roy, Manager of National Bank-Savar were present at the agreement signing ceremony.




CRP-Savar staged a mass rally and day-long seminar today as part of celebrations to raise awareness for the 19th annual World  Physiotherapy Day – 8 September 2014.

Mr. Shafiq-ul Islam, Executive Director, CRP, cut the ribbon to kick off the rally which saw upwards of 500 enthusiastic physiotherapists march along the Dhaka – Aricha highway to raise awareness about the crucial contribution the profession makes to keeping people well, mobile and independent.


Prosthetic Limb Camp was jointly organised on 30th August 2014, at CRP- Mirpur, by the Rotary Club of Dhaka and Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP). The key objective of the daylong camp was screening & fixing artificial hands to the poor patients. Patients, who had four inch hand up to their elbow, received an artificial hand free of cost. Dr. Valerie Ann Taylor,



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World Occupational Therapy Day on 27th October


HealthFusion Team Challenge (HFTC)

BHPI is hosting the first ever HealthFusion Team Challenge (HFTC) on the 30th of October! The HFTC is a competition for health students that promotes team work and client-centred care.  For more information on this upcoming event visit the HFTC website or read more.



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Profile of the week

Mohammad Mintu Madbor is a 28 year old man who used to climb trees. He has got a wife and a daughter, who is 8 years old. There was no gas facility in his house in Tobar Bazar so he had to climb trees nearly every day and cut down branches to start a fire. In the end of May 2014 as he was climbing a tree to pick dates for cooking, suddenly he fell down from the tree.

He was taken to Maridpur hospital as a paraplegic patient. There he received physio- and occupational therapy for one month. After that he transferred to Faridpur hospital for 15 days. His therapists in Faridpur suggested him to go to CRP for his better treatment.  So he came to CRP on the 12th of July 2014.

He thought he would never be able to walk again but his physiotherapy and occupational therapy at CRP improved his physical condition significantly. Now he is able to walk with a crutch. Transferring from a sitting to a standing position and back is still difficult for him and he is still practicing that.



What We Do


The holistic nature of CRP's work is reflected in the fact that its work covers several areas of development including human rights, poverty alleviation, health care provision and education.

CRP's headquarters is in Savar with an additional three functioning sub-centres throughout Bangladesh.



The Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed, commonly known as CRP, was founded in 1979 by a small group of Bangladeshis and a British physiotherapist, Valerie Taylor. Miss Taylor came to the Bangladesh (then known as East Pakistan)


CRP has a strong commitment to training and believes that training plays a vital role if health care services in Bangladesh are to be strengthened and developed. At present, only a few health professionals in Bangladesh are trained adequately to provide appropriate treatment and rehabilitation.

In response to the lack of training facilities for health care professionals, BHPI was established in 1992 with the goal of producing highly skilled staff to work in health care provision and rehabilitation countrywide.