Improving access to assistive technology

15 Mar 2018


Policy Reports

The World Health Organisation (WHO) explored ways to improve access to assistive technologies given that some estimates show that more than 1 billion people could benefit from one or more assistive products. The impact of assistive technologies is manifold and includes socio-economic as well as health and well-being benefits. That said, there are a number of challenges related to access of assistive technologies such as lack of adequate standards and regulations, procurement and supply, and manufacturing, to name a few. The Report concludes with a list of measures that the WHO has undertaken and will continue to undertake in order to improve access to assistive technologies.