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The role of the World Bank and WHO Model Disability Survey in public health

Die Rolle des „Model Disability Survey” der Weltgesundheitsorganisation und Weltbank in Public Health
Carla Sabariego
From the journal Public Health Forum

Abstract:

The Model Disability Survey (MDS) is the tool recommended by the world health organization (WHO) to collect data on disability at the population level. It consciously promotes a narrative of inclusion, as disability is understood as a continuum, ranging from low to high levels. Public health currently faces the challenge of responding to demographic and health shifts leading to an increase in disability in the population. The MDS provides the information needed to meet these challenges and develop targeted public health interventions.

Zusammenfassung:

Der „Model Disability Survey” (MDS) wird von der WHO empfohlen, um Daten über Behinderung auf Bevölkerungsniveau zu erheben. Er fördert ein inklusives Verständnis von Behinderung als Kontinuum und somit als eine Frage der Ausprägung. Public Health muss derzeit auf demografische und gesundheitliche Veränderungen reagieren, die zu einer Zunahme von Behinderung in der Bevölkerung führen. Der MDS erhebt die notwendigen Daten, um diesen Herausforderungen gerecht zu werden und gezielte Public Health-Maßnahmen zu entwickeln.


Correspondence: PD Dr. Carla Sabariego, MPH, Institute for Medical Information Processing, Biometry and Epidemiology (IBE), Chair for Public Health und Health Services Research, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München, Marchioninistr. 17, 81377 Munich

Author Declaration

  1. Author contributions: The author has accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission. Funding: Author states no funding involved. Conflict of interest: Author states no conflict of interest. Ethical statement: Primary data for human nor for animals were not collected for this research work.

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Published Online: 2017-12-5
Published in Print: 2017-12-20

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