To achieve universal health coverage in Africa, health system strengthening in the area of rehabilitation must become a priority. According to research published in The Lancet, one in three persons will require rehabilitative services over a lifespan and yet there is a shortage of rehabilitation professionals, services and overall lack of funding with one third of the population currently living with disabilities. This challenge can afford individuals and organizations enterprise opportunities within rehabilitation to facilitate accessible rehabilitation services.
This panel will bring together stakeholders in the rehabilitation industry in Nigeria to discuss key health system strengthening strategies that are in line with the WHO rehabilitation 2030 goal wherein key emphasis is on collaborative initiatives. By highlighting the six building blocks of health system strengthening in rehabilitation, we hope to expose participants to opportunities in health information systems, rehabilitation financing and rehabilitation services delivery.
Panelists will discuss the critical role of rehabilitation to ensure a functional healthcare system. Other topics to be explored include how collaboration with other industries facilitates community based interventions and research. Finally, panelists will give an overview of financial partnerships that can be built to ensure that every member of society has access to rehabilitative services.
This session is hosted by REHABICA