Lancet Global Health: Climate change and the right to health of people with disabilities (2)

21 December, 2021

Although conventions and rights are aspirational and mission centred HIFA may be pleased to see that the The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ; Convention on the Rights of Persons with

Disabilities (CRPD) | United Nations Enable



“Recognizing the importance for persons with disabilities of their individual autonomy and independence, including the freedom to make their own choices,

“Considering that persons with disabilities should have the opportunity to be actively involved in decision-making processes about policies and programs, including those directly concerning them,

“Recognizing the importance of accessibility to the physical, social, economic and cultural environment, to health and education and to information and communication, in enabling persons with disabilities to fully enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms,

“To undertake or promote research and development of, and to promote the availability and use of new technologies, including information and communications technologies, mobility aids, devices and assistive technologies, suitable for persons with disabilities, giving priority to technologies at an affordable cost;

“To promote access for persons with disabilities to new information and communications technologies and systems, including the Internet;

“To promote the design, development, production and distribution of accessible information and communications technologies and systems at an early stage, so that these technologies and systems become accessible at minimum cost.

HIFA profile: Richard Fitton is a retired family doctor - GP, British Medical Association. Professional interests: Health literacy, patient partnership of trust and implementation of healthcare with professionals, family and public involvement in the prevention of modern lifestyle diseases, patients using access to professional records to overcome confidentiality barriers to care, patients as part of the policing of the use of their patient data

Email address: richardpeterfitton7 AT