Disability and Global Health

  • Leslie SwartzEmail author
  • Jason Bantjes
Part of the International Perspectives on Social Policy, Administration, and Practice book series (IPSPAP)


The World Report on Disability published in 2011 by the World Health Organization and the World Bank, amassed a wide range of evidence that, across the globe, people with disabilities have poorer access to health care and poorer health outcomes than nondisabled people. The disparities are especially great in low-income contexts, within which most people in the world find themselves. The disparities relate to almost every aspect of health and health care. Here is a nonexhaustive list, adapted from the World Report, detailing some of these discrepancies:


Global health Rehabilitation Global health policy Global health institutions Development Poverty 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyStellenbosch UniversityStellenboschSouth Africa

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