Quoting WHO: The need for rehabilitation is far, far greater than most people assume. More than 2.4 billion people, almost a third of the global population, have health conditions that could benefit from rehabilitation”- Assistant Director-General, Professor Jérôme Salomon opened the meeting with these remarks.
Adding to the spirit of the participants “Foundation, motivation and commitment” were the words chosen by Dr Alarcos Cieza to open the 3rd Global Rehabilitation 2030 meeting.
We would like to express our gratitude for your presence and engagement during the 2-day meeting where WHO has showcased a comprehensive range of new technical products designed to address key challenges in the rehabilitation sector. Your keen interest and thoughtful presentations reaffirmed our belief in the importance of these products. We are confident that they will make a positive impact in strengthening rehabilitation in health systems as stated in the resolution:
- The Package of interventions for rehabilitation (PIR)
- The Guide for rehabilitation workforce evaluation (GROWE)
- The Routine health information systems – rehabilitation toolkit
- Strengthening rehabilitation in health emergency preparedness, response, and resilience: a policy brief
- Rehabilitation in health financing – opportunities on the way to universal health coverage (coming soon…)
The meeting was followed by the World Rehabilitation Alliance (WRA) launch. The launch was celebrated with a video message by Emilia Clarke, actress and rehabilitation advocate, and a musical performance by Ricky Kej, 3x Grammy award winner including the first ever global rehabilitation song! A huge thanks to Ricky and his amazing team for being rehabilitation champions.
If you missed the events you can watch the recordings here: