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World’s health ministers endorse action plan to improve health for all people with disability

In an historic move, the 67th World Health Assembly adopted a resolution endorsing the WHO global disability action plan 2014–2021: Better health for all people with disability. The Action Plan will provide a major boost to WHO and governments’ efforts to enhance the quality of life of the one billion people around the world with disabilities.

The Action Plan, called for by the 66th World Health Assembly one year ago, is based on the recommendations of the WHO and World Bank World report on disability and in line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It was developed in consultation with Member States, United Nations organizations and national and international partners including organizations of people with disabilities.

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Source: The World Health Organization
When: 12/6/2014

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