Facts on rehabilitation
- 74% of years lived with disability (YLDs) in the world are the result of health conditions for which rehabilitation may be beneficial.
- 15% of all YLDs are caused by health conditions associated with severe levels of disability.
- The density of skilled rehabilitation practitioners is less than 10 for every 1 million people in many low- and middle-income countries.
The number of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors, speech and language therapists, and prosthetists and orthotists is far from what is required.