Globally, an estimated 2.4 billion people live with a health condition that could benefit from rehabilitation. Despite this, the need for rehabilitation continues to go unmet in many countries. In some low- and middle-income countries, more than 50% of people who require rehabilitation do not access the services they need.
Recognizing this challenge, Cochrane has joined the World Rehabilitation Alliance (WRA), a World Health Organization global network of stakeholders which aims to support the implementation of the Rehabilitation2030 initiative by jointly advocating.
The World Rehabilitation Alliance (WRA) was launched in May 2022 with objectives to conduct evidence-based advocacy activities that increase awareness and demand for rehabilitation, networking and knowledge-sharing, and for creating a shared understanding and narrative around rehabilitation. Cochrane Rehabilitation has collaborated with WHO to support the development of a robust evidence base to assist health policymakers for several years. They do this by providing synthesis and helping identify evidence gaps where high-quality research is needed.
In preparation for the commencement of the World Rehabilitation Alliance (WRA) advocacy activities, WHO will be hosting a virtual event, free to attend and open to all, on 13 September from 14:00 to 15:00 CET to:
- Announce the Steering Committee members.
- Highlight the need for and the added value of the WRA.
- Introduce the 5 workstreams of the WRA.
To know more about World Rehabilitation Alliance click here.