This section collates recent developments impacting the health sector in India.
The effects of COVID-19 have exacerbated the challenges faced by persons with disabilities and especially women. Global leaders came together for this webinar to discuss how to identify the gaps and reduce risk for women with disabilities. Recent evidence suggests that women with disabilities have been experiencing an increase in violence, inaccessibility to essential services, lack of access to information, and a complete lack of access to support services, over and above the persistent systemic exclusions. Despite many challenges, there remain reasons for hope. The pandemic provides an opportunity to reset existing systems and processes, in ways that empower and include women with disabilities in policy-making and in decision-making roles, ensure that they participate in the design of the interventions. It is also an opportunity to re-imagine primary health care including accessibility and adaptability as key aspects of community based care, collaborate with disabled peoples' organizations, families and social networks of women with disabilities to ensure that social protection, information and other measures are effective.
You can view the webinar recording and read the report in the attached document.
An introduction to the concept of inclusion for health program implementers.
by Swasti - The Health ... 28 min read