Rehabilitation and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Webinar

JLN Network Manager

Join the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) and the Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator (Accelerator) on February 2nd, 2022 at 10 – 11:30 AM EST | 3 – 4:30 PM GMT for a webinar on country experiences with rehabilitation and Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Did you know that one third of the world’s population needs rehabilitation at some point in the course of their illness or injury? Yet rehabilitation is often underprioritized in countries’ health systems and UHC strategies. In early 2022, the Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator is partnering with the JLN to launch a webinar that will bring together UHC and rehabilitation leaders to exchange country experiences with rehabilitation, including how (or whether) it is integrated in service delivery, conversations around UHC, and COVID-19 pandemic responses.

Key panelists include:

  • Dr. Adolfo Martínez Valle from Mexico, a JLN Steering Group Convener
  • Dr. Akanle Olufunke from Nigeria, Registrar/CEO of Medical Rehabilitation Therapists Regulatory Board of Nigeria
  • Maryke Bezuidenhout from South Africa, Assistant Director of Physiotherapy at Manguzi Hospital, KwaZulu Natal

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