We are humbled to have played a part in the creation of the game-changing Wheelchair Provision Guidelines, co-developed by The World Health Organization, the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics and the International Society of Wheelchair Professionals. These guidelines are a crucial step in addressing the global unmet need and inequity of access to quality, appropriate wheelchairs. Together, we are striving for a world where everyone can access the wheelchairs they need.
The comprehensive approach of these guidelines encompasses personalised assessment, fitting, training and ongoing support at the service level. By prioritising this individualised care, we empower wheelchair users to thrive and experience optimal mobility.
On the systems level, the guidelines emphasise the importance of a competent workforce, integrated referral processes and systematic evaluations.
Click on the following link to access the WHO Wheelchair Provision Guidelines and explore the power of these game-changing recommendations: (https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240074521)