3 December - International Day of Persons with Disabilities
3 December is International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). On this Day WHO joined partners to celebrate "a day for all". This theme reflects a growing understanding that disability is part of the human condition. The day is also an opportunity for WHO to reflect on the progress made on the disability agenda throughout the year. WHO will also will join a photo exhibition event at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 3 December.
Model Disability Survey implementation – what is the status?
WHO is presently supporting Member States to collect disability and functioning data at the population level using the Model Disability Survey (MDS). The MDS has been implemented in several countries since 2017. Data from the survey provides vital information to inform the development of evidence-based national disability strategies. The MDS is also used to monitor progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Improving the lives of people with disability in Chile – the role of data
In 2015 the Chilean government and civil society joined forces to implement the Model Disability Survey. Through this WHO-backed initiative, Chile have now developed up-to-date information on the number of people living with disability in their country, and the issues they face. This information is being used to strengthen services for the people who need them.
> 1 billion peoplein the world today experience some form of disabilityRead more
Access to health services
1/2 of peoplewith disability cannot afford health care. They are also more likely to experience barriers when accessing health facilities, information and equipmentRead more
Data and research
3 coreenvironmental barriers to daily life for people with mental disorders and other NCDs are the lack of assistive products for mobility, and the availability of personal assistanceRead more