71st WHO Regional Committee for Europe. Side event on the highest attainable standard of health for persons with disabilities.  

71st WHO Regional Committee for Europe. Side event on the highest attainable standard of health for persons with disabilities.  

Online. Streamed live

Co-hosted by the European Disability Forum, Germany, Israel, Norway and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

This side event will take place ONLINE on Friday, 17th September 2021, from 09:00 to 10:30 CEST (Brussels time). 

This side event is intended to raise Member States’ awareness about the resolution WHA74.8 and the three pillars for promoting disability inclusion across the health sector. During the event, Member States will share ways in which disability is being integrated into universal health coverage and public health initiatives, including during health emergencies, and explore the next steps in advancing commitment to attaining the highest attainable standard of health for persons with disabilities across the European Region.

The objectives of the side event are:

  • to raise awareness of resolution WHA74.8 on the highest attainable standard of health for persons with disabilities;
  • to identify regional opportunities to highlight the importance of and advance commitments to disability inclusion in the health sector; and
  • to define priorities and next steps for the implementation of resolution WHA74.8 in the European Region.

The proposed outcome of the side event is to initiate the process of preparing a European framework for action for implementing resolution WHA74.8, to be presented to the WHO Regional Committee for Europe at its 72nd session (RC72).

The side event, conducted online, will feature several presentations, together with surveys to be completed by the participants, and a moderated plenary discussion involving Member States, WHO/Europe technical staff and partners, all of which aim to generate a high level of engagement and interaction.

This event will be streamed live, you can follow it through this link and there is no need for registration: https://streaming.uncity.dk/who/

The programme for this side event will be made available on WHO/Europe’s website, on the web page for RC71. Captioning and international sign language will be provided throughout the side.

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