Handicap International, Advocacy briefing paper: Why should rehabilitation be integrated into health systems? (2015)
Rehabilitation should be recognised as an essential component of health care and be integrated into health systems. Rehabilitation helps individuals to reach an optimal level of health and wellbeing and thus to participate fully in society but yet both the availability and access to rehabilitation services remain scarce. This briefing paper aims at decrypting why and highlighting the benefits of rehabilitation for the population and propose recommendations to various stakeholders, including states, donors or service providers, to ameliorate the situation.