Norway co-hosts the Thematic Pre-Summit on Disability Inclusion in the Health Sector

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Wednesday 12 January, Norway, Ghana, International Disability Alliance (IDA) and World Health Organisation (WHO) host the Thematic Pre-Summit on Disability Inclusion in the Health Sector.

The pre-summit leads up to the Global Disability Summit (GDS) in February.

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The specific topic of disability and health services was not part of the first Global Disability Summit, which was held in 2018 in London. This is one of the reasons for choosing health as a pre-summit topic this time. The Pre-Summit is aimed at engaging health ministers, civil society, including organisations for people with disabilities, as well as multilateral organisations, academia and the private sector. The purpose is to raise issues in the field and mobilise for commitments during GDS..

The Norwegian Prime Minister, WHO Director - General Dr. Tedros and the Head of IDA will open the event. There will be panel debates, dialogues and speeches with, among others, the Executive Director of UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund), the ICRC's Director General, Health Ministers from Ghana and Israel, the United Kingdom's Minister for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and representatives of people with disabilities.

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