International Day of Persons with Disabilities
This post was published on: December 3, 2021
December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), This day we would like to join our hands together with all the likeminded organisations, NGO/INGOs, Development partners as well as parents to celebrate this day.
More than 1 billion people experience disability, and this figure is predicted to rise, due in part to population ageing and an increase in the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases. Despite this, few countries have adequate mechanisms in place to respond fully to the health priorities and requirements of persons with disabilities. According to WHO, Disability and Health survey 2018, worlds Total population is 7.4 billion among them 15% are Persons with disabilities which includes 1.1 billion Female population lives with disabilities- 19.2% (180 million) are 10-24 years oldLive in low income countries (more than 144 million young persons with disabilities)-80%
While disability correlates with disadvantage, not all people with disabilities are equally disadvantaged. Much depends on the context in which they live, and whether they have equal access to health, education and employment, among others.
As governments and the international community continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, and chart a course forward, it is essential that disability inclusion is central to health system planning, development, and decision making. Strong, effective health systems support robust health emergencies management.
- Many of us will experience disability in our lifetime, particularly as we grow older so, the Data of persons with disabiliteis is the Key, it is a resource and it is the power to Negotiation.
- The Employment of persons with disabilities is worse as 80% of total population of persons with disabiliteis live in low income countries- we urge to invest in Genetation of employment and self employment of persons with disabiliteis.
- The issues of Health for persons with disabilites is very crucial but yet negleted so, we urge to develop inclusive health systems for persons with disabilities can attain their highest possible standard .
- COVID-19 has resulted in further disadvantage and increased vulnerability for many persons with disabilities due to barriers in the health and social sectors, including discriminatory attitudes and inaccessible infrastructure.
- Building back better requires persons with disabilities to be central to health sector decision making, to ensure barriers are addressed in an inclusive and timely way.
- Laws and policies are hardly in favour of persons with disabilities, Developed laws are also not practiced so, following the moto “Noting about us without us” and “No one leaving behind” the assurance of political participation of persons with disabilites is most to develop policies and programs we need.