The World Health Organization (WHO) released its new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) on 18 June 2018.
The ICD is the foundation for identifying health trends and statistics worldwide, and contains around 55 000 unique codes for injuries, diseases and causes of death. It provides a common language that allows health professionals to share health information across the globe.
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Dr Stefanus Snyman, project manager of the Collaborating Centre, serves as the facilitator of the International mICF Partnership, a project of the Functioning and Disability Reference Group of WHO-FIC developing the ICanFunction mHealth Solution. There was global consensus to proceed in developing the ICanFunction mHealth Solution (mICF). mICF will enable a person to direct, own and share functional and contextual information – based on ICF – to facilitate a person-centred bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach to service provision and act as catalyst for shared decision-making, common goal setting and the continuity of care.read more
The ICF 2017 was launched at the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University (South Africa) during the midyear meeting of the Functioning and Disability Reference Group on 28 June 2017.
The long-awaited update was received with great enthusiasm by the delegates.
“This is a new season for ICF” said Prof Matilde Leonardi, co-chair of the FDRG. “ICF isn’t a child anymore, it is now an adolescent believing it can take over the world!”
The newly developed ICFeducation.org website was launched at the WHO-FIC Annual Meeting in Mexico City in October 2017. Funded by the South African Medical Research Council and developed by the Centre for Community Technologies at Nelson Mandela University, this web-based portal offer educational materials in a user-friendly, accessible way. The users of the site have informed ongoing development of the site, which includes new features such as the forums, the database of ICF advisors and educators and the news section.
To find and share ICF-related resources, or to register as or find a ICF advisor/educator, go to www.ICFeducation.org.