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Health-worker education for disability inclusion in health


About 1·3 billion people in the world experience disability. Yet in many settings, the competence and understanding of reasonable adjustments among health workers are inadequate to provide the same quality of care to people with disabilities as to individuals without disabilities. More broadly, disability is not sufficiently prioritised in the global agenda. Despite the establishment of a Disability, Equity, and Justice Group for the first time in the Group of Twenty (G20) in India in 2023, global leaders failed to explicitly address disability in the recommendations of the G20 Declaration, notwithstanding existing evidence that financial investment in a disability-inclusive health sector is an investment with dividends. 

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Journal Article
Azizatunnisa L
Rotenberg S
Shakespeare T
Singh S
Smythe T