Blog: Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE)
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that more than one billion people (mostly older people and people with disabilities) are in need of one or more assistive products. With populations ageing and the rise in noncommunicable diseases, this number is expected to increase to beyond two billion by 2050. Currently, only one in ten people in need have access. To address the substantial gap between the need for and provision of assistive technology, WHO established the Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE).
Philip Hoare is working closely with WHO to ensure the much needed and affordable Assistive Technologies feature on the IAPB Standard List. Improving access to assistive technology for everyone, everywhere
Click HERE to join the GATE Community