Not just a medical issue

Disability is not just a medical issue.

It is not just a social issue.  

It is a human rights issue.

Ms Phan Thuy Phuong

Ms Phan Thuy Phuong

 
The Vietnamese Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) estimates that approximately 6% of the population, or 5 to 6 million Vietnamese, have disabilities.
Illiteracy rates among them are estimated to be as high as 36% compared to national rates that are below 10%.
 
In 1999 three quarters of the student population completed their primary education compared to approximately 25% of children with disabilities.
 
The statistics, spanning a range of areas from education to health to income, confirm the alarming and harsh realities of life for people with disabilities: issues of access, participation, and marginalization have set them  on an uneven footing producing an inequality of both opportunity and results.
 
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN VIET NAM
 
Table A3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UNICEF CWD 2013

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