MORE THAN BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS, it is a World's Government's MENTALITY !
(1) http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/jun/09/billion-people-disabled-report One billion people disabled, first global report finds
World Health Organisation says disabled people more likely to be denied healthcare and less likely to find work
The proportion of disabled people is rising and now represents 1 billion people – 15% of the global population – according to the first official global report on disability.
An ageing population and an increase in chronic health conditions, such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, mean the proportion has grown from an estimated 10% in the 1970s.
But, despite a robust disability rights movement and a shift towards inclusion, disabled people remain second-class citizens, according to the report by the World Health Organisation and the World Bank. One in five experience "significant difficulties".
In developed countries, disabled people are three times more likely to be denied healthcare than other people. Children with disabilities are less likely to start or stay in school than other children, while employment rates are at 44%, compared with 75% for people without disabilities in OECD countries, the report found.
Barriers include stigma, discrimination, lack of adequate healthcare and rehabilitation services, and inaccessible transport, buildings and information. In developing countries the picture is even worse.
Tom Shakespeare, one of the authors of the World Report on Disability, said: "The clear message from the report is that there is no country that has got it right. Italy is a world leader in terms of inclusive education and de-institutionalisation of people with mental health problems but in other areas it is not. In the US the access is phenomenal – it is a civil rights issue. However, if you are looking at poverty and employment it is not good.
...in pure logic, when it comes to basic human rights, environment, generally statistics fails, as to acceptable limits !
...SO THE RULE OF THUMB IS, ONE TOO many cases, and one case is TOO MANY !
...THIS ARTICLE SHOWS THAT NOT ALL HAVE GONE down the road of no-return of Insane and Senseless GOVERNMENTS !
...The problem is that 1,000,000,000 (1 BILLION) is way past any mediocre Government of the World capability and mentality, including USA and England !