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Upcoming disability summit must be a turning point – World Health Organization

Thursday, 17 February, 2022

Upcoming disability summit must be a turning point – World Health Organization

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This week’s Global Disability Summit (GDS) must be a moment for inclusion, commitment, and action to ensure equitable access and services for persons with disabilities. The GDS is co-hosted by Ghana, Norway and the International Disability Alliance (IDA), and supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The Summit is held on 16-17 February.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, President of Ghana, Jonas Gahr Støre, Prime Minister of Norway; Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization; Yannis Vardakastanis, President of International Disability Alliance.
Grace is a primary school teacher in Malawi. She was also a university student, working towards a bachelor’s degree. She had a small business selling second-hand clothes. And she is a person with albinism. Albinism is characterized by a significant deficit in the production of melanin, resulting in the partial or complete absence of pigment in skin, hair, and eyes. Vision impairment is part of the disability.
Read more at: https://www.who.int/news-room/commentaries/detail/upcoming-disability-summit-must-be-a-turning-point

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