People with Disabilities and Special Needs in OIC Countries Date : 26 December 2019
The OIC Member Countries host millions of people with disabilities and special needs with an increasing demand for basic healthcare services, specialized rehabilitation services and other community services from transport to education. Due to underinvestment into social security systems, insufficient number of trained health professionals and rehabilitation units, many people with disabilities in OIC Countries cannot reach such services easily.
Addressing the diverse needs of people with disabilities require to develop a holistic approach and an action plan at the OIC level that can guide OIC Countries to deliver these services more effectively. This report looks at the state of people with disabilities and special needs in OIC countries in a comparative perspective. It discusses global as well as regional trends and associated challenges and elaborates on the implications for OIC Countries.
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