Policy statement: Diversity and inclusion

There is strong global action towards improving

Diversity: Having people with different characteristics in a given setting. Characteristics include ability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, indigeneity, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and other factors such as, educational background, health status, occupation and personality traits. Recognising and valuing diversity must be accompanied by concerted efforts to ensure inclusion of diverse populations, and that individuals are and feel valued, respected and supported.

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and in order to provide equitable healthcare for all people. Providing the “highest attainable standard of ” is recognised as “a fundamental right of every human being”. World Physiotherapy recognises and supports the international declarations and work programmes of the United Nations and World Organization in support of and . Recognising and including different experiences, opinions, skills, and abilities enriches individuals and organisations. 

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Diversité et inclusion