Standards for Prosthetics and Orthotics: Part 2 Implementation Manual

Publication date 1 January 2017 Category
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Amputees
  • Orthotics
  • Prosthetics
Publishing organisation World Health Organisation

WHO, in partnership with the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has published global standards for prosthetics and orthotics. Its aim is to ensure that prosthetics and orthotics services are people-centred and responsive to every individual’s personal and environmental needs. The standards advocate for the integration of prosthetics and orthotics services into health services, under universal health coverage.

Implementation of these standards will support countries to fulfil their obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and towards the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

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