Did you know that people with disabilities have worse health outcomes than other people?
– People with disabilities are more likely to die young.
– People with disabilities have higher rates of physical and medical health conditions.
– People with disabilities face more barriers in their environments.
So, for World Down Syndrome Day, 21 March 2024, we are launching a campaign calling for Health Equity for people with disabilities. Health Equity means that everyone can enjoy the highest attainable standard of health without discrimination on the basis of disability.
We will take our campaign to the United Nations for the 13th World Down Syndrome Day Conference.