Global Report on Assistive Technology (GReAT) Launch – World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) invite you to join the virtual launch of the first Global Report on  Assistive Technology (GReAT) on Monday, 16 May 2022 from 15:00 to 16:00 CEST (Geneva).
 
The GReAT report was developed in response to the World Health Assembly resolution WHA71.8 on improving access to assistive technology adopted in May 2018. The global impact of the WHO-UNICEF Global Report on Assistive Technology will be unprecedented. The Global Report recognizes assistive technology and enabling environments as a precondition for people in need to realize their human rights, and shares evidence-based best practice examples and 10 key actionable recommendations on improving access to assistive technology, for everyone, everywhere.
The launch will be emceed by Nujeen Mustafa, author, refugee, and disability rights advocate. Ms. Mustafa will introduce distinguished guests who will share their collective wisdom on the relevance of assistive technology for everyone, everywhere.
 
 
Welcome and opening remarks 
Dr Mariângela Simão, Assistant Director-General, Medicines and Health Products Division, WHO 
Ms  Nujeen Mustafa, Author, Refugee, and Disability Rights Advocate 
 
Speeches 
His Excellency Mr Micheál Martin, Prime Minister, Ireland 
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, WHO  
Ms Catherine Russell, Executive Director UNICEF  
Her Excellency, Ms. Amina J. Mohamed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations 
Ms Anne Rabbitte T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and Department of Health with special responsibility for Disabilities, Ireland 
Dr Ruth Warick, Vice-Chair, International Disability Alliance 
Launch of the Global Report 
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO 
Ms Catherine Russell, Executive Director UNICEF  
 

Closing remarks 
Ms Afshan Khan, Regional-Director for Europe and Central Asia, UNICEF 
Mr Pascal Bijleveld, CEO, ATscale 
Ms Victoria Austin, CEO, and Co-Founder, Global Disability Innovation Hub 
Ms Nujeen Mustafa 
 
The event will be hosted on Zoom Passcode: GReAT2022 (No registration needed) and live-streamed on WHO social media channels ( Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok). 
The event will have simultaneous translation and live captioning in Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian, and international sign language.
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Help spread the word about the GReAT by using and following the hashtag #ATChangesLives
 
Post-event updates:
Click here for the launch recording.
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