Home Treatment and Rehabilitation

Treatment and Rehabilitation


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) in 1969 as a volunteer physiotherapist, and was appalled at the lack of facilities for the disabled and the often poor diagnosis by local doctors. The situation for the disabled was worsened in the aftermath of the 1971 Independence War, after which Bangladesh won its independence from Pakistan.


After many years of disappointments and setbacks, CRP was opened in 1979. The premises were two cement storerooms in the grounds of a Dhaka hospital. The capacity soon grew from 4 patients to about 50.

CRP moved premises twice more before 1990 when land was purchased in Savar and CRP's current headquarters were developed. From the original green-field site an extensive range of facilities has been developed to include world class treatment for spinal injuries, ground-breaking therapy services, an academic institute which is pioneering the teaching of new professions, workshops, an inclusive school and recreational facilities.

In addition to developing the impressive facilities in Savar CRP has developed several further sub-centres, each with a different focus, in other areas of Bangladesh. The most recent of these is the exciting new centre in the Mirpur area of Dhaka. A further service location is planned in Manikgang, 30km from CRP-Savar.



Aklima Khatun

Story of a Joyeeta

Joyeeta Onnyeshone Bangladesh (searching for the successful women in Bangladesh) – an initiative of the Ministry of Women and Children affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, attempts to acknowledge women by giving them a platform to focus their feats in fighting adversities and contributing to society. The program is aimed at awarding five women from seven divisions in five categories. The five categories are: successful mothers, education and service, overcoming repression, role in social development and becoming economically self-reliant. Aklima Khatun, a former patient of CRP and a member of Spinal Cord Injury’s Development Association

Sister Library Ceremony

A Sister Library ceremony was held on April 14, 2014 at the BHPI-CRP Library. The BHPI-CRP Library and the Bracken Health Sciences Library, Queen’s University, Canada are now designated as “Sister Libraries.”

The Sister Library program is under the auspices of the U.S. Medical Library Association’s International Cooperation Section and Librarians without Borders.


Marks and Start Cultural Exchange-2014

Centre for the rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) and Marks & Spencer (Marks & Start, the flagship CSR program) jointly organized the program on ‘Marks & Start Cultural Exchange-2014’ on Thursday, 10 April, 2014, at 10:00 am at CRP-Head Quarters at Chapain, Savar, Dhaka- 1343.Under this program the physically challenged people are


UK Minister for International Development visits CRP

British State Minister for International Development, Rt. Hon Alan Duncan MP visited Center for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) on 2 April 2014.Close to the first anniversary of the tragic collapse of Rana Plaza building, the UK Minister revisited the victims at CRP who he met in June last year. During the visit he observed the


Height featured walking frame of CRP

CRP's new children's walking frame is now being used to improve the independence of Bangladesh's younger population. The design allows for maximum functional mobility in the home environment. Its light weight steel frame is robust, while the wheels allow easy movement over different terrain. The adjustable height feature will enable the frame to continue to be of


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