Effective access to assistive technology


First Lady Samina Alvi has expressed the hope that the ongoing efforts of the World Health Organization would certainly help improve the research, production and use of the assistive technology, assuring Pakistan’s all out support in this regard. Addressing as chief guest of the concluding session of international consultation on Global Report on Effective Access to Assistive Technologies held in WHO Headquarters in Geneva, she the WHO’s efforts would also help in bringing greater independence and comfort in the lives of people with special needs as well as aging population, said a press release received here Saturday. ‘Assistive technology has become priority at the global agenda in recent years, and has benefited the people living with disabilities, non communicable diseases as well as the ageing population,’ the first lady said.—APP