The World Rehabilitation Alliance was recently launched in Geneva, during the 3rd Global Rehabilitation 2030 meeting, with 82 founding organizations. This comes after the World Health Assembly passed a resolution in May to improve access to rehabilitation care. The World Rehabilitation Alliance (WRA) is a WHO global network of stakeholders whose mission is to support the implementation of the Rehabilitation 2030 Initiative through advocacy activities. It focuses on promoting rehabilitation as an essential health service that is integral to Universal Health Coverage and to the realization of Sustainable Development Goal 3 Ensure healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages. During the meeting, a number of key tools, which WHO and stakeholders have been developing for a number of years, were launched. These tools included the Package of Interventions for Rehabilitation (PIR), a resource that outlines essential evidence-based interventions and related information to facilitate the planning, budgeting, and integration of rehabilitation at all service delivery levels in health systems for 20 health conditions. PIR was produced in collaboration with Cochrane Rehabilitation. Moreover, it was launched the WHO policy brief: Strengthening rehabilitation in health emergency preparedness, readiness, response and resilience: policy brief, the WHO Rehabilitation in health financing: Opportunities on the way to Universal Health coverage Financing rehabilitation in health systems, the Guide for Rehabilitation Workforce Evaluation and the Routine health information systems rehabilitation toolkit. The WHO's Rehabilitation Programme is working to integrate rehabilitation into national health services and train health workers.
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