The Rehabilitation 2030 initiative draws attention to the profound unmet need for rehabilitation around the world and highlights the importance of strengthening. Access to properly trained rehabilitation providers is necessary to take full advantage of the significant growth in development and the availability of care products. Since the initial call to action, WHO has carried out a series of activities to accelerate action and support countries' progress towards achieving the goals of the Rehabilitation 2030 initiative. As a result, countless people do not have access to rehabilitation services, leading to an exacerbation of their condition, further complications and lifelong consequences.
Rehabilitation in health systems provides recommendations to member States and other relevant stakeholders to strengthen and expand the availability of. Strengthen rehabilitation planning and implementation at the national and subnational levels, including within emergency preparedness and response. Improve the integration of rehabilitation in the health sector and strengthen intersectoral links to effectively and efficiently meet the needs of the population. The aging of the population and the improvement of access to medical, emergency and trauma care are matched by a growing demand for rehabilitation services.
There is great variation between countries in terms of population rehabilitation needs, characteristics of the health system and challenges. The Rehabilitation 2030 initiative draws attention to the profound unmet need for rehabilitation around the world and highlights the importance of strengthening health systems to provide rehabilitation. The objectives of the meeting were to draw attention to the growing rehabilitation needs, to highlight the role of rehabilitation in achieving the WHO Sustainable Development Goals, and to call for coordinated and concerted global action to strengthen rehabilitation in health systems. However, in many parts of the world, the capacity to provide rehabilitation services is limited or non-existent and does not respond adequately to the needs of the population.
Their common goal was to launch the call to action Rehabilitation 2030 and to present WHO recommendations on rehabilitation in health systems. Establish and strengthen rehabilitation networks and partnerships, particularly between low-, middle- and high-income countries. I believe that this call to action and the final statement will be a very important document for the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. The elected president of the ISPRM, Walter Frontera, says: “It's fantastic to be here, because it's a great opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues who represent different countries, different entities and disciplines within rehabilitation.
These rehabilitation needs will only increase in the coming years as populations continue to age and the number of people living with chronic diseases continues to increase worldwide.