Read a short note from Dr. Shoba Subramanian on International Day of People with Disabilities: 

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"Around 15% of the world's population lives with a disability.1 People with disabilities face many barriers to inclusion in key aspects of society, from accessing healthcare, education, employment, and the ability to participate in the community.2 International Day of Persons with Disabilities aims to increase public awareness, understanding, and acceptance of people with a disability and celebrates their achievements and contributions to society. The COVID-19 pandemic is a difficult time for people with disabilities, with many people experiencing isolation, disrupted routines and diminished services – all of which could have impacted the lives and mental wellbeing of people with disabilities around the world.3

At UnitedHealthcare Global, we want to continue spreading awareness of those living with disabilities as we continue to live our mission of helping people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone." - Dr. Shoba Subramanian, Medical Director, Europe, UnitedHealthcare Global

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Resources

1: https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2020/12/03/default-calendar/international-day-of-persons-withdisabilities 
2: https://www.un.org/en/observances/day-of-persons-with-disabilities 
3: https://idpwd.org/