Health Rights for People with Disabilities, Health Gap
People with disabilities have the right to optimum health and protection, the right not to be discriminated against, on the basis of their disabilities, in health and medical services, and the right to equal access to medical care along with people without disabilities.
Active policy measures are needed to protect the right to health of people with disabilities by enhancing the accountability of related programs and enabling people with disabilities to overcome discrimination in relation to health in their local communities.
Ⅰ. Research Overview 1 1. Background and Objective 3
Ⅱ. Findings 7 1. Theories on the Right to Health of people with Disabilities 9 2. Health Gap and Needs of people with Disabilities 12 3. Legal and Policy Support for the Right to Health of people with Disabilities 23 4. International Examples 27
Ⅲ. Promoting the Right to Health of people with Disabilities 37