The World Rehabilitation Fund (WRF) is an International non-profit non-governmental Organization headquartered in New York. The organization was founded in 1955 by Howard A. Rusk, M.D., who is universally known as the Father of Modern Rehabilitation Medicine. WRF is the pioneer organization devoted to the development and implementation of rehabilitation programs for people with disabilities throughout the world. WRF has been implementing programs in nearly all areas of rehabilitation and through virtually all types of rehabilitation service providers, giving hope and help to people in Lebanon since the early 1970s. Ever since its foundation and over the five past decades, the fund has been instrumental in the initiation, implementation and development of programs and activities, in many countries around the world - Targeting the needs of persons with disabilities and addressing issues related to prevention of disability in its various forms, rehabilitation, social integration and social welfare.