The World Health Organization "Rehabilitation 2030: A call for action"

Francesca Gimigliano, Stefano Negrini

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Abstract

February 6th-7th, 2017 might become a memorable date in the future of rehabilitation. On these two days, the World Health Organization (WHO) has summoned over 200 stakeholders in the Executive Board Room of the WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Their common aim was to a launch the "Rehabilitation 2030" call to action and to present the WHO Recommendations on rehabilitation in health systems. These initiatives are meant to draw attention to the increasing unmet need for rehabilitation in the world; to highlight the role of rehabilitation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals proposed by the United Nations; to call for coordinated and concerted global action towards strengthening rehabilitation in health systems. The aim of this paper is to report on the scientific events of these 2 days, which will most likely mark the history of rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-168
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Volume53
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2017

Keywords

  • Health planning guidelines
  • Health status
  • Rehabilitation
  • World Health Organization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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