International Day of the Disabled
The third of December is International Day of the Disabled. On this day, the World Health Organization (WHO) joined its partners in celebrating the theme (A Day for All), which reflects a growing understanding that disability is part of the human condition. Almost everyone will develop a temporary or permanent disability at some point in their lives. Despite this, few countries have adequate mechanisms to fully respond to the needs of people with disabilities.
The World Health Organization estimates that 15% of the world’s population (more than a billion people) suffers from some form of disability.
This number is expected to increase given an aging population and the increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases.
Persons with disabilities in a number of the developing world have lower health status, lower educational achievement, lower economic participation, and higher poverty rates than people without disabilities.
World Day Objectives:
Understanding the issues of people with disabilities in order to guarantee their rights.
Empowering persons with disabilities to achieve an independent approach.
Access to the best health services without discrimination.
Enhance their self-confidence and abilities through their participation in various activities.
Involve them fully in all aspects of life and development.
Identify and remove obstacles and barriers to their potential.
World Day Date:
Locally: 18/4/1442 AH.
(Yo m for all)