ABDALLAH SHUAIB: Help women with disability access health care

Policymakers and health care providers should take deliberate actions to provide appropriate infrastructure

In Summary

•The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, ratified by Kenya, guarantees persons with disabilities the same level of right to access quality and affordable healthcare.

•In sub-Saharan Africa, maternal mortality currently stands at 546 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births.

Persons with disability constitute 15 per cent of the world’s population, with 80 per cent in low and middle-income countries.

The World Health Organization notes that the prevalence of ...

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