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Rehabilitation 2030 meeting at the WHO

6 February 2017 - 9:59am

The WHO have assembled a group of rehabilitation experts and actors to a two day meeting in Geneva the 6-7 Feb 2017.

Rehabilitation 2030 aims to increase attention towards including rehabiltation within health systems. A Call to Action was drafted and was endorsed by participants at the meeting.

The call to action seeks to improve and increase rehabilitation services worldwide through

  1. Creating strong leadership and political support for rehabilitation at sub-national, national and global levels. 
  2. Strengthening rehabilitation planning and implementation at national and sub-national levels. 
  3. Improving integration of rehabilitation into the health sector to effectively and efficiently meet population needs. 
  4. Incorporating rehabilitation in Universal Health Coverage. 
  5. Building comprehensive rehabilitation service delivery models to progressively achieve equitable access to quality services, including assistive products, for all the population. 
  6. Developing a strong multidisciplinary rehabilitation workforce that is suitable for country context, and promoting rehabilitation concepts across all health workforce education. 
  7. Expanding financing for rehabilitation through appropriate mechanisms. 
  8. Collecting information relevant to rehabilitation to enhance health information systems including system level rehabilitation data and information on functioning utilizing the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). 
  9. Building research capacity and expanding the availability of robust evidence for rehabilitation. 
  10. Establishing and strengthening networks and partnerships in rehabilitation, particularly between low-, middle- and high-income countries.

Representatives from the WCPT, WFOT, Handicap International, CBM and many other international and local organistions were present.

More information can be found via the link below.

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