Health Days 2020

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

​​December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). On this Day the World Health Organization (WHO) joined partners to celebrate "D day for All". This theme reflects a growing understanding that disability is part of the human condition. Almost everyone will be temporarily or permanently impaired at some point in life. Despite this, few countries have adequate mechanisms in place to respond fully to the needs of people with disabilities.

  • According to WHO, about 15% of the world’s population (over one billion people) experience some form of disability.
  • This number is predicted to rise given population ageing and an increase in the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases.
  • In a number of the developing countries, people with disabilities have poorer health outcomes, lower education achievements, less economic participation and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities.  
  • Promoting an understanding of disability issues to ensure their rights.
  • Empowering persons with disabilities to live independently.
  • Helping them to attain the highest standard of healthcare, without discrimination.
  • Boosting their self-confidence and capabilities through participation in different activities.
  • Involving them fully in all aspects of life and development.
  • Identifying and removing barriers and obstacles to their capabilities.
Official Date: 
Globally: December 3rd, 2020.
Locally: Rabiʽ al-Thani 18th, 1442H.

(A Day for All)

Last Update : 15 November 2020 10:32 PM
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