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WHO Released Report on Disables

Published on December 06, 2022
Current Context: The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report titled, “Global Report on Health Equity for Persons with Disabilities”.
WHO Released Report on Disables
  • The report mentioned that currently, around 1.3 billion people, or one in six, suffer from major disabilities worldwide.
  • It suggests that many people with disabilities face the risk of losing their life much earlier (up to 20 years earlier) than those without disabilities because of systemic and persistent health inequities.
  • The report stated that around 80% of people with disabilities reside in low and middle-income nations.
  • With limited or no resources, the risk of them contracting chronic illnesses like asthma, diabetes, depression, obesity, stroke, and dental disorders increases two-fold.
  • The report also pointed out various factors for inequity in healthcare such as:
  1. The hostile attitude of healthcare providers
  2. Non-comprehensible health information formats
  3. Financial constraints
  4. Lack of transportation facility
  • WHO is the UN agency responsible for international public health and was established in 1948 with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The current Director General of the organization is Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.


Q.1 “Global Report on Health Equity for Persons with Disabilities” was released by?
a. NITI Aayog
b. World Bank
c. FAO
d. WHO
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