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True Inclusion Of Persons With Disabilities In Global Health Efforts Requires More Action

The Lancet Global Health: Global disability: an emerging issue
Nora Ellen Groce, director of the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre at University College London

“…Increasingly, the question is no longer if but how people with disabilities are included in global health efforts. Nevertheless, many initiatives are still at the level of well-intentioned statements and broadly defined policy objectives. These efforts must be translated into effective implementation and followed-up carefully by solid monitoring and assessment mechanisms if true global inclusion of persons with disabilities is to succeed. Leading journals, such as The Lancet Global Health, can make an important contribution to this effort by supporting and disseminating cutting edge research and evidence-based advocacy that ensures that previously marginalized populations, such as people with disabilities, become part of all mainstream global health efforts” (July 2018).

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