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2011 World Report on Disability WHO World Bank Full

2011 World Report on Disability WHO World Bank Full

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Produced jointly by the World Health Organization and the World Bank, this publication reviews evidence about the global situation of persons with disabilities, and offers directions for policy and practice to address exclusion. The report will be launched at UN Headquarters on 9 June 2011. In anticipation of the report, WHO will launch a series of promotional videos on the theme "What is Disability to Me?"
Produced jointly by the World Health Organization and the World Bank, this publication reviews evidence about the global situation of persons with disabilities, and offers directions for policy and practice to address exclusion. The report will be launched at UN Headquarters on 9 June 2011. In anticipation of the report, WHO will launch a series of promotional videos on the theme "What is Disability to Me?"

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WORLD REPORTON DISABILITY
 
WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication DataWorld report on disability 2011.
1.Disabled persons - statistics and numerical data. 2.Disabled persons - rehabilitation. 3.Delivery of health care.
4.Disabled children. 5.Education, Special. 6.Employment, Supported. 7.Health policy. I.World Health Organization.
ISBN 978 92 4 156418 2(NLM classication: HV 1553)ISBN 978 92 4 068521 5 (PDF)ISBN 978 92 4 068636 6 (ePUB)ISBN 978 92 4 068637 3 (Daisy)
© World Health Organization 2011
All rights reserved. Publications of the World Health Organization are available on the WHO web site (www.who.int) or can bepurchased from WHO Press, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland (tel.: +41 22 791 3264;fax: +41 22 791 4857; e-mail: bookorders@who.int). Requests for permission to reproduce or translate WHO publications –whether for sale or for noncommercial distribution – should be addressed to WHO Press through the WHO web site (http://www.who.int/about/licensing/copyright_form/en/index.html). The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinionwhatsoever on the part of the World Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Dotted lines on maps represent approximate borderlines for which there may not yet be full agreement. The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers’ products does not imply that they are endorsed orrecommended by the World Health Organization in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned. Errors andomissions excepted, the names of proprietary products are distinguished by initial capital letters.All reasonable precautions have been taken by the World Health Organization to verify the information contained in thispublication. However, the published material is being distributed without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. The responsibility for the interpretation and use of the material lies with the reader. In no event shall the World HealthOrganization be liable for damages arising from its use.Printed in Malta
 
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ForewordixPreface xiAcknowledgementsxiiiList of contributorsxvIntroduction xxiUnderstanding disability1What is disability?3
Environment4The diversity of disability7Prevention8
Disability and human rights9Disability and development10Disability a global picture19Measuring disability21Prevalence of disability diculties in functioning24
Country-reported disability prevalence25Global estimates of disability prevalence25
Health conditions32
Trends in health conditions associated with disability32
Demographics34
Older persons34Children36
The environment37
Health conditions are aected by environmental factors37
Disability and poverty39
Developed countries39Developing countries39
Needs for services and assistance40

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