New Accelerator Activity Aims to Strengthen Rehabilitation Services in Post-Conflict Countries

The Accelerator will partner with key stakeholders in Ethiopia and Georgia to advance efforts to integrate rehabilitation services into health systems.

Ageing populations, prevalence of non-communicable diseases, and conflict-induced injuries place a heavy burden on health systems around the globe and have created an ever-increasing gap between demand for rehabilitation services and their availability.

Through funding from the Leahy War Victims Fund, the Empowerment and Inclusion (EI) Division of the USAID’s Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) has partnered with the Accelerator to integrate and strengthen rehabilitation services in health systems in Ethiopia, Georgia, and Sri Lanka. The program will partner with local governments, regional and country-level institutions and global partners to advance World Health Organization’s Rehabilitation 2030 Initiative (Rehab 2030) objectives at the local, regional and global levels.

The Accelerator will work with each country to design a holistic approach to strengthen their health systems to deliver contextually appropriate, sustainable and quality Rehabilitation services that meet population needs. This country level work will be complemented by a regional peer-to-peer learning and knowledge exchange activity on integrating rehabilitation into National health systems and advancing universal health coverage agendas to catalyze ongoing country-level efforts.

The Accelerator will also develop tools and resources to support countries as they implement their Rehab 2030 strategies to ensure that their health systems can effectively deliver Rehabilitation services in the future.