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WHO Scientific Brief: Rehabilitation needs of people recovering from COVID-19

COVID-19 increases rehabilitation needs – both for patients who are critically unwell with the disease, and for those who continue to experience the long-term consequences of their illness.

WHO Rehabilitation Programme has developed a Scientific Brief to inform program planners and decision-makers as well as health care workers about the health impact of COVID-19 and rehabilitation needs in the COVID-19 population. The Scientific Brief could be used for advocacy purposes and to raise awareness about the need for rehabilitation in people affected by COVID-19.