Physiopedia has joined the World Rehabilitation Alliance (WRA), a World Health Organisation (WHO) global network of stake holders whose mission is to support the implementation of the Rehabilitation 2030 initiative.
The Rehabilitation 2030 initiative focuses on promoting rehabilitation as an essential health service that is integral to Universal Health Coverage and to the realisation of Sustainable Development Goal 3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. The WRA members will conduct evidence-based advocacy activities that increase the awareness and demand for rehabilitation, and strengthen networking and knowledge-sharing within the rehabilitation sector. We will contribute to raising the profile of rehabilitation at global, regional, national, and local levels, and support WHO in its efforts to strengthen rehabilitation through advocacy.
The membership of the WRA consists of representatives from Member States and State bodies, intergovernmental organisations, nongovernmental organisations, private sector including international business associations, philanthropic foundations and academic institutions. Aligned with organisation objectives and activities, Physiopedia will join the Workforce workstream. Among the ten areas for action described in the World Health Organisation (WHO) 2030 initiative is “developing a strong multidisciplinary rehabilitation workforce that is suitable for country context, and promoting rehabilitation concepts across all health workforce education.” A strong rehabilitation workforce is a key input component of an effective health system and essential for successful service delivery and quality care. Other workstreams include Primary Care, Research, Emergencies, External Relations.