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Disability News for Asia and Pacific Regions

Updated/Revised Date: 2022-04-09
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Synopsis: Latest news related to disabilities and health from Asian and pacific nations including China and Japan. Almost 60 percent of the world's 650 million persons with disabilities live in Asia and the Pacific, according to the United Nations (UN) estimates. The Asia/Pacific region is often adversely affected by disasters, and persons with disabilities are at higher risk of death, injury and additional impairments as a result of exclusion from disaster risk reduction policies, plans, and programs.

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Latest news related to disabilities and health from Asian and pacific nations including China and Japan.

This section also includes an additional 50 publications relating to Asia-Pacific News including:

Almost 60 percent of the world's 650 million persons with disabilities live in Asia and the Pacific, according to the United Nations (UN) estimates. The Asian and Pacific region has by far the largest number of people with disabilities in the world. Most of them are poor, their concerns unknown and their rights overlooked. Some 400 million people with disabilities live in and around the Asian and Pacific region of the world.

Map of Asia and Pacific countries.
Map of Asia and Pacific countries.

The Asia/Pacific region is often adversely affected by disasters, and persons with disabilities are at higher risk of death, injury and additional impairments as a result of exclusion from disaster risk reduction policies, plans, and programs.

When taking into consideration the impact on Asian families, the lives, and livelihood of over 800 million people are impacted, about 25% of the population. The majority of these people are excluded from many social opportunities. For example, less than 5% of children with disabilities attend school in Asian Pacific countries. Women and girls frequently suffer double discrimination and have even less access to an education than males.

In certain societies in Asia, disabilities can be perceived as being related to misconduct in a previous life. Furthermore, in some instances, a family member with a disability is perceived as a disgrace to the family - which is another important reason for raising public awareness and destigmatizing disability issues.

Many Asian cultures have a history of Ayurvedic and Unani spanning thousands of years, including widespread therapies such as massage and herbal treatments. Some of these interventions have recently been validated by modern research.

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