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Better health for people with disabilities

Better health for people with disabilities World Health Örganization People with disabilities have the same health care needs as others 1 Over ............. BILLION But they are: people globally experience disability 2x more likely to find inadequate health care providers' skills and facilities 3x more likely to be denied health care 1 in 7 people 4x more likely to be treated badly in the health care system They are: 1/2 50% These out-of-pocket health care payments can push a family into poverty more likely to suffer catastrophic health expenditure of people with disabilities cannot afford health care Rehabilitation and assistive devices can enable people with disabilities to be independent 70 MIL 360 MIL people need a wheelchair. Only 5-15% have access to one. people globally have moderate to profound hearing loss. Production of hearing aids only meets: 10% of global 3% of developing need countries' needs Making all health care services accessible to people with disabilities is achievable and will reduce unacceptable health disparities ...... TI CR PD A25 remove physical barriers to health make health care affordable train all health care workers in disability issues including invest in specific services such as rehabilitation facilities, information and equipment rights Source: World report on disability:

Better health for people with disabilities

shared by antoniodivico on Jun 03
The 66th World Health Assembly adopted a resolution calling for better health care for people with disabilities. Member States are encouraged to ensure that all mainstream health services are inclusiv...


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