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THREAD: Individuals with access and functional needs (#AFN), such as adults with #disabilities, may have additional needs that must be considered in planning for, responding to, and recovering from a #disaster or public health emergency. This guide from:…
C = #Communication
Individuals with communication needs may speak American Sign Language (#ASL), have limited English proficiency (#LEP), use braille print or use other auxiliary aids and devices to communicate or navigate their environment...
C = #Communication (continued)...These individuals may have limited ability to hear announcements, see signs, understand messages, or verbalize their concerns. Planning for these needs ahead of a #disaster or emergency is crucial.
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More than 1 billion people around the world need #AssistiveTechnology.

Wheelchairs, hearing aids, glasses and other products enable people to live healthy, productive, independent and dignified lives.

It's time for #HealthForAll!
@WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO Populations are ageing and chronic diseases rising across the world.

The number of people who need #AssistiveTechnology is likely to rise to above 2 billion by 2030, with many people needing two or more products as they age.
@WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO 466 million people need hearing aids, however the production of these products meets only 10% of global need and 3% of the need in low-income countries.
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@RClarkeDFID tweeted this week about @LSHTM innovation to help people with disabilities access quality eye-tests (huge unmet need).

Want more on @DFID_Research 's new work..?
DFID has long supported DID research - starting long before DFID was DFID.

If you like your research methods ‘old skool’ head back to 2001 (SocSci&Med) for ODA-funded research on Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) in urban India in '90s.... 2/14
....ancient history but focused on a pressing need to evaluate <quality> & <effectiveness> of DID services (e.g. compare goals of service users with those of providers; & whether goals were met).

In 2019... Quality/Measurement/Effectiveness are still pressing questions...
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