Wednesday, January 27, 2016

World Health Organization Survey

This is from the World Health Organization

We would like to invite you to participate in the WHO-GATE global survey to identify the top 50 priority assistive products. The survey is open to all stakeholders, but users or potential users of assistive technologies, their families and organizations are particularly encouraged to participate. We are aiming for the highest number of responses from as many countries as possible. Please share the link to the survey with any user or provider of assistive technologies among your contacts.
You may access the online survey in 37 different languages through this link:
By completing the survey you will contribute to developing a standard list of most essential assistive products that must be available in a health system. The Assistive Products List (APL) will serve as a model for countries to develop their own national lists based on their specific needs and available resources. The APL will help guide countries in realizing their commitments as signatories of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by setting a minimum standard of provision. 
Should you be unable to complete the survey online you may download the word version from the WHO website (in the language of your choice) and return the filled-in form by email. Please find the PDF and word versions of the 52 different languages by following this link: 
The deadline for completing the survey is the 3rd of March 2016. Thank you for your support in this initiative. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any further questions or comments.
Best Regards,
Andrea Pupulin
World Health Organization | Avenue Appia 20 | 1211 Geneva | Switzerland

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