Joint Learning on Strengthening Rehabilitation in Primary Health Care Virtual Roundtable Series Technical Report

March 1, 2023


This report provides a synthesis of the learning from a Virtual Roundtable Series on Integrating Rehabilitation into Primary Health Care.

Through funding from the Leahy War Victims Fund (LWVF) and partnership with USAID’s Inclusive Development Hub, the Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator (Accelerator) partnered with the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) to facilitate peer learning on rehabilitation in primary health care from November 2022 to January 2023.

As a first step to initiating cross-country dialogue, the Accelerator and the JLN co-hosted a public webinar on Rehabilitation and Universal Health Coverage in February 2022, that invited country policymakers and practitioners to learn about and discuss approaches to strengthening rehabilitation for UHC. Over 150 participants from 30 countries joined the webinar, demonstrating considerable demand for cross-country learning.

Fifty-three participants from ministries of health, service delivery settings, non-governmental organizations, and universities in 18 countries came together to share their experiences advancing rehabilitation in health systems and primary health care and to co-develop a cross-country learning agenda. This report is a synthesis of the virtual roundtable series.