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WHO report to mark 2022 International day of people with disabilities The World Health Organization released a global report on health equity for persons with disabilities in time for the international day of awareness, which is held annually on 3rd December. The 2022 theme was innovation to foster inclusivity of disabled persons through sport, employment and... search all news

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Should disability-inclusive health be a priority in low-income countries? A case-study from Zimbabwe. The National Disability Policy was launched in Zimbabwe in June 2021 and includes a range of commitments for the provision of disability-inclusive health services and rehabilitation. Fulfilment of these pledges is important, as at least 7% of the population have disabilities, and people with...

Are the rights of people with disabilities included in international guidance on WASH during the COVID-19 pandemic? Content analysis using EquiFrame. Purpose: People with disabilities are at increased risk from COVID-19. Access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services and facilities is a fundamental right for all, and is vital in stopping the transmission of COVID-19. However, people with disabilities often face difficulties accessing...

The Ebola crisis and people with disabilities' access to healthcare and government services in Liberia. Background There has been little research on the impact of the 2014-2015 West African Ebola crisis on people with disabilities. This paper outlines the way in which the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Liberia in 2015 highlighted existing inequalities and exclusion of people with disabilities...

Nationwide trends in prevalence of underweight, overweight, and obesity among people with disabilities in South Korea from 2008 to 2017. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the 10-year trends of weight and prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity according to disability grade and types compared with those without disabilities. METHODS: This serial cross-sectional analysis was conducted using national disability registration...

Advancing health equity and reducing health disparities for people with disabilities in the United States. Definitions of disability have evolved over time. Consistent with the biopsychosocial model used by the World Health Organization, we conceptualize disability as an interaction between a person's functional impairments or chronic health conditions and the physical and social environment. Having a...


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