Health - Introduction

HealthWith the toll of daily living it is becoming increasingly important to look after one’s health and to strive for healthy living. Persons with disabilities should continue to strive to live healthy as this will contribute to increased quality of life.

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Article 25 – mentions that …”States Parties recognize that persons with disabilities have the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health without discrimination on the basis of disability. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure access for persons with disabilities to health services that are gender-sensitive, including health-related rehabilitation…”

The 2013 World Report on Disability published by the World Health Organization and the World Bank states that ….”Increasing evidence suggests that people with disabilities experience poorer levels of health than the general population. ..”

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