International Guidelines on Rehabilitation—WHO

Posted on December 18, 2012

World Health Organization (WHO) begins work on first-ever International Guidelines on Rehabilitation

The Guidelines on health-related rehabilitation will provide evidence-informed recommendations and guidance to governments and other relevant actors on how to develop, expand and improve the quality of rehabilitation services, particularly in less resourced settings, in line with the recommendations from the World report on disability.

The integration and decentralization of rehabilitation services within existing health systems will be a key focus of the Guidelines, as will addressing the issues of availability, accessibility, affordability, appropriateness, acceptability and quality of rehabilitation services.

The Guidelines are due to be published by the World Health Organization towards the end of 2014.