This document provides evidence-based, expert-informed recommendations and good practice statements to support health systems and stakeholders in strengthening and extending high-quality rehabilitation services so that they can better respond to the needs of populations. The recommendations are intended for government leaders and health policy-makers and are also relevant for sectors such as workforce and training. The recommendations and good practice statements may also be useful for people involved in rehabilitation research, service delivery, financing and assistive products, including professional organisations, academic institutions, civil society and nongovernmental and international organisations. The recommendations focus solely on rehabilitation in the context of health systems. They address the elements of service delivery and financing specifically. The recommendations were developed according to standard WHO procedures, detailed in the WHO handbook for guideline development
This report was presented to Member States at the World Health Assembly in May 2016 and is to be read in conjunction with A69/38: Draft global strategy on human resources for health: Workforce 2030. Report by the Secretariat. The vision of this work and report is to "Accelerate progress towards universal health coverage and the UN Sustainable Development Goals by ensuring equitable access to health workers within strengthened health systems". Objectives are "To optimise performance, quality and impact of the health workforce through evidence-informed policies on human resources for health, contributing to healthy lives and well-being, effective universal health coverage, resilience and strengthened health systems at all levels", "To align investment in human resources for health with the current and future needs of the population and of health systems, taking account of labour market dynamics and education policies; to address shortages and improve distribution of health workers, so as to enable maximum improvements in health outcomes, social welfare, employment creation and economic growth", "To build the capacity of institutions at sub-national, national, regional and global levels for effective public policy stewardship, leadership and governance of actions on human resources for health" and "to strengthen data on human resources for health, for monitoring and ensuring accountability for the implementation of national and regional strategies, and the global strategy". Global milestones by 2020 and 2030, policy options of Member States, responsibilities of the WHO Secretariat and recommendations to other stakeholders and international partners are discussed for each objective.
The WHO global disability action plan 2014-2021 is a significant step towards achieving health and well-being and human rights for people with disabilities. The action plan was endorsed by WHO Member States in 2014 and calls for them to remove barriers and improve access to health services and programmes; strengthen and extend rehabilitation, assistive devices and support services, and community-based rehabilitation; and enhance collection of relevant and internationally comparable data on disability, and research on disability and related services. Achieving the objectives of the action plan better enables people with disabilities to fulfil their aspirations in all aspects of life.
This is the final report of the World Health Organization’s Commission on the Social Determinants of Health (2005-2008). The report gives three main recommendations: 1 improve daily living conditions 2. Tackle the inequitable distribution of power, money, and resources 3. Measure and understand the problem and assess the impact of action. The Commission was created to provide evidence on policies that improve health by addressing the social conditions in which people live and work. The report is addressed to WHO, national governments, civil society, and other global organizations
This document provides guidance on the process for identifying, documenting and sharing knowledge on country experiences in the planning, implementation and monitoring of health programmes and services that can be considered as 'Best Practices' and that can contribute to the acceleration and expansion of health sector actions. It has been written for WHO staff, ministries of health and civil society organisations
This report considers four sets of reforms that reflect a convergence between the values of primary health care, the expectations of citizens and the common health performance challenges that cut across all contexts. These include: universal coverage reforms, service delivery reforms, public policy reforms, and leadership reforms. "While universally applicable, these reforms do not constitute a blueprint or a manifesto for action. The details required to give them life in each country must be driven by specific conditions and contexts, drawing on the best available evidence"
This briefing provides an introduction to the right to the highest attainable standard of health. It considers: the key elements of the right to health; the need for individuals and communities, including the most disadvantaged, to participate in the right to health; the need to monitor national budgets for compliance with the right to health; and the need to hold companies responsible for ensuring the right to health to account
This journal focuses on global models of health system integration and health professions education that lead to improved health and health care delivery
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Provides a forum for exchange of experiences in implementing programmes in primary health care and related fields. Health Action is the newsletter of the Healthlink Worldwide programme, Information for District Health Action (IDHA)
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Features news on reproductive health products and drug regulatory decisions of interest to developing country readers, and information on key reproductive health issues. Principally aimed at doctors, nurses, administrators and public health officers. In addition, 'Reproductive Health Outlook' (RHO) is a PATH-administered website containing frequently updated information, resources, annotated bibliographies, and links related to reproductive health issues, and may be found at http://www.rho.org
The official health journal published by the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office of the WHO. It is a forum for the presentation and promotion of new policies and initiatives in health services, and for the exchange of ideas, concepts, epidemiological data, research findings and other information, with speical reference to the Region. All articles are peer reviewed
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Contains original research papers, topic reviews, conference reports, and information on health institutions for medical workers, health policy-makers, libraries and others working in the pacific
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This open access, online journal publishes papers on all aspects of planning, producing and managing human resources for health - all those who provide health services worldwide. As such, it conveys the quantitative and qualitative products of research and analysis, and seeks to address policy issues and foster policy debate. It invites contributions from users of health services as well as from academics, policy-makers and practitioners in the health realm and from disciplines - such as the behavioural sciences, economics, law, geography and management - that impinge on health and health development
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The bilingual Journal of Human Development, Disability and Social Change focuses on the development and diffusion of knowlege about personal and environmental determinants of the social participation of people with disabilities. The journal values "interdisciplinary", "cross-disability" and "transgenerational" perspectives: all disciplines, impairments and disabilities, as well as age groups are included. The publication accepts submissions from authors discussing about the rehabilitation, adaptation, social participation and people with disabilities human rights fields
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