Absent in the EU health strategy from 2010, rehabilitation cannot be left out of the new
strategy now under elaboration. The growing global needs, largely unmet, are per se a call
to action. Rehabilitation is crucial to effectively respond to current health trends (ageing,
increased prevalence of non communicable diseases, frequent health emergencies).
Realising the EU’s priority of strengthening human development requires supporting and
investing in all health strategies, across the continuum of care.
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