COVID-19 Pandemic and People Living with Disability

Emmanuella Nzeribe, Grace Adebayo, Adah Giftson Musa, Patience Binambiba Jaman, Don Prisno Eliseo-Lucero III, Kamlesh Kumar Sahu


People living with disabilities have largely been ignored as a population for public health interest. This reality is shocking since disability is a major part of being human. The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that over one billion people, that is, about 15% of the global population live with some form of disability and this number is increasing (WHO, 2021). Moreover, disabled people face a large and growing inequality in accessing health care, especially in the rural areas of poor countries. This inequity has further been widened by the COVID-19 pandemic that struck the World in early 2020.


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