Advocacy Committee


The mission of the ISPO Advocacy Committee is to

  • Raise public and decision-maker awareness of the value to individuals and to society of improved access to P&O care, and to
  • Promote quality P&O and rehabilitation services which stems from quality training for P&O professionals, and an adequately funded P&O and rehabilitation service,

with a view to assist ISPO in furthering the overall advocacy objectives at both international and local levels:

  • Drive policy developments in the P&O and rehabilitation field,
  • Drive recognition of the P&O and rehabilitation profession,
  • Help implement the WHO Standards for P&O service provision at regional level.

Composition 2021-23

  • Rune Nilsen, Norway (Chair)
  • Elizabeth Mansfield, USA (Incoming Chair)
  • Soikat Ghosh, India (Member)
  • Astrid Kalanga, Congo, Dem.Rep.(Member)
  • Yeti Raj Niraula, Nepal (Member)
  • Louise Puli, Geneva (Member)
  • Jean Pierre Lissac, France (Member)
  • Gisela Nieto, Panama (Member)
  • Yudith Chivata, Colombia (Member)

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