Treating a patient in a clinic in Uganda

This World Health Day ReLAB-HS consortium partner Humanity & Inclusion prepared a joint statement with other members of the Global Rehabilitation Alliance that makes the case for rehabilitation in the current global health scenario.

This year’s World Health Day sheds light on the need to “build a fairer, healthier world”. The Global Rehabilitation Alliance is made up of organizations with long-lasting experience in rehabilitation, including in contexts of poverty and marginalization, and they asserted their conviction that “improved access to quality rehabilitation services and assistive technologies is crucial to build a fairer, healthier world.”

In their statement, they highlight that improving the health status of a population does not only mean reducing mortality and morbidity, but also ensuring that people live, function, and participate at their best potential. You can read more about their calls strengthen rehabilitation to build and healthier and fairer world in this blog post on the Humanity & Inclusion website.

The statement was co-signed by Humanity & Inclusion, Community Based Rehabilitation Global Network, Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health, International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, International Spinal Cord Society, Light for the World, Liliane Fonds, World Federation of Chiropractic, World Federation of Occupational Therapists and World Physiotherapy.

Photo credit: Patrick Meinhardt for Humanity & Inclusion.