We joined 20 other members of the World ME Alliance in writing to the World Health Organization (WHO) highlighting significant gaps in their recent report on health equity for persons with disabilities.
On reading the report we noticed a lack of recognition of people with energy-limiting disabilities, and the distinct stigma and access barriers they face. We commend the work to realize the principle that persons with disabilities have the right to the highest attainable standard of health as those without disabilities. However, more must be done to include those with energy-limiting disabilities.
Read our full letter to find out the recommendations we make to ensure this stigmatized group is not further left behind.
We are hopeful that the WHO will engage with us and other organizations to achieve better awareness of energy-limiting disabilities in their work going forward.
Read the letter here.