Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Inclusive Health for Children with Disabilities

Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Inclusive Health for Children with Disabilities

Article excerpt

Disability is not a 'health problem', but people with disability, and particularly children with disability, have an equal right to the same standard of accessible healthcare as those without disability. Some children with disabilities may have enhanced needs for healthcare support.

Progress on childhood disability has been very slow particularly in low- and middle-income countries, in which it has been argued that knowledge, recognition of, and activities directed towards childhood disabilities are inadequate; with scant information on existing policies and legislation. The vast majority of children with disabilities have little or no access to medical and rehabilitation services.

This presentation will outline the concept of 'inclusive health' and to what extent to which health policies relevant to children with disabilities reflect that. …

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