MRTB, others set to integrate rehabilitation therapy into UHC

The Medical Rehabilitation Therapists (Registration) Board of Nigeria (MRTB) is set to develop an action plan for the integration of rehabilitation into Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
Its Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Rufai Yusuf-Ahmad, made this known in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja.
He stated that the board and other relevant stakeholders would meet on Nov. 29 and Nov. 30 in Abuja to set in motion, mechanisms for implementation of resolutions of the Rehabilitation 2030 Agenda.
“The aims of the meeting are to bring significant changes to rehabilitation professionals’ practice, training, research and regulation through multidisciplinary planning and stakeholders’ engagement.
“We will also discuss the implementation of the Rehabilitation Competency Framework, Package of interventions in Rehabilitation (PIC), as well as rehabilitation in health system that was launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in August 2023,” he said.
He added that representatives of the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, WHO, UNICEF, National Commission for People Living With Disability, health professionals and others will be at the meeting.


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