Global Report on Assistive Technology (GReAT) Launch

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The World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) invite you to join the virtual launch of the first Global Report on  Assistive Technology (GReAT) on Monday, 16 May 2022 from 15:00 to 16:00 CEST (Geneva).


The GReAT report was developed in response to the World Health Assembly resolution WHA71.8 on improving access to assistive technology adopted in May 2018. The global impact of the WHO-UNICEF Global Report on Assistive Technology will
be unprecedented. The Global Report recognizes assistive technology and enabling environments as a precondition for people in need to realize their human rights, and shares evidence-based best practice examples and 10 key actionable recommendations
on improving access to assistive technology, for everyone, everywhere.


The launch will be emceed by Nujeen Mustafa, author, refugee, and disability rights advocate. Ms. Mustafa will introduce distinguished guests who will share
their collective wisdom on the relevance of assistive technology for everyone, everywhere.



Welcome and opening remarks 

Dr Mariângela Simão, Assistant Director-General, Medicines and Health Products Division, WHO 

Ms  Nujeen Mustafa, Author, Refugee, and Disability Rights Advocate 



His Excellency Mr Micheál Martin, Prime Minister, Ireland 

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, WHO  

Ms Catherine Russell, Executive Director UNICEF  

Her Excellency, Ms. Amina J. Mohamed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations 

Ms Anne Rabbitte T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and Department of Health with special responsibility for Disabilities, Ireland 

Dr Ruth Warick, Vice-Chair, International Disability Alliance 

Launch of the Global Report 

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO 

Ms Catherine Russell, Executive Director UNICEF  


Closing remarks 

Ms Afshan Khan, Regional-Director for Europe and Central Asia, UNICEF 

Mr Pascal Bijleveld, CEO, ATscale 

Ms Victoria Austin, CEO, and Co-Founder, Global Disability Innovation Hub 

Ms Nujeen Mustafa 


The event will be hosted on Zoom Passcode:
GReAT2022 (No registration needed) and live-streamed on WHO social media channels (
Youtube, Twitter,
Instagram, Facebook,
LinkedIn, TikTok). 

The event will have simultaneous translation and live
captioning in Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian, and international sign language.

Follow this page for updates.

Help spread the word about the GReAT by using and following the hashtag #ATChangesLives

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