Accessing Rehabilitation Services: A Challenge To Overcome
Rehabilitation is a core health strategy, along with promotion, prevention, treatment, and palliative care. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines rehabilitation as ‘a set of measures that assist individuals who experience, or are likely to experience, disability to achieve and maintain optimal functioning in interaction with their environments’.(i) Rehabilitation is beneficial to many people with a wide range of health conditions at various stages of their lives, as well as to many persons with disabilities.
This factsheet uses evidence from the fully-completed and most robust iFAR studies, which were conducted between 2015 and 2018 in Afghanistan, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Madagascar, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Haiti, with some additional information from the iFAR conducted in Bolivia.