World Health Organization
IASSIDD is in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). We currently have an agreed work plan that covers six areas.
|The first WHO/World Bank Group World Report on Disability was launched June 9, 2011 at the UN. Details and images are available at http://www.who.int/disabilities/world_report/2011/en/index.html|
Publications arising from our previous work with WHO on aging and intellectual disability are available at http://www.who.int/mental_health/resources/ageing/en/index.html.
Also, of direct interest to members of IASSIDD are the current WHO disease control priorities relating to intellectual disability http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2006/924156332X_eng.pdf.
Better Health, Better Lives - Research Priorities
This paper outlines the present situation and indicates the way forward for the priority areas identified in the European Declaration on Children and Young People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families.
The Paper is available at this link.
To obtain more information on these WHO initiatives follow the above links.
To obtain more information on IASSIDD’s work in these areas contact
World Report on Disability and Intellectual Disability
Presentation by Alana Officer at the 2013 IASSIDD World Congress in Tokyo, Japan