Ambassador Degnan attends opening ceremony of USAID-supported Ken Walker University Clinic for Medical Rehabilitation (July 24)
Today, U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Kelly C. Degnan joined Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia and Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from Occupied Territories, Health, Labor, and Social Affairs Ekaterine Tikaradze to attend the opening of the Ken Walker University Clinic for Medical Rehabilitation. The Clinic is a public-private partnership, facilitated by Emory University, USAID’s implementing partner in its Physical Rehabilitation Program. The private company Foresight invested approximately $5 million in the construction of the facility and the rehabilitation equipment for the clinic. Training, capacity building, and continuous supervision of the rehabilitation specialists are being provided by USAID’s Physical Rehabilitation Program. The land for the new clinic was provided by Tbilisi State Medical University, and individual voucher-based funding for the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities is being provided by the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from Occupied Territories, Health, Labor, and Social Affairs.