Global Assistive Technology Report (GReAT)

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

The The GREAT report was prepared in response to World Health Assembly Resolution WHA71.8 on Improving Access to Assistive Technology, adopted in 2018. May. The global impact of the World Health Organization and UNICEF assistive technology report will be unprecedented. The Global Report recognizes that assistive technologies and an enabling environment are a prerequisite for people in need to understand their human rights, and shares evidence-based best practices and 10 key workable recommendations for improving access to assistive technologies for all and everywhere.


The launch will be announced Nujeen Mustafa, author, defender of refugee and disability rights. Mr. Mustafa will present honored guests who will share his collective wisdom on the importance of assistive technology for everyone and everywhere.

Greetings and introductory remarks

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

Ms. Nujeen Mustafa, author, advocate for refugee and disability rights


His Excellency Mr. Michael MartinPrime Minister, Ireland

Dr. Tedros Adhanom GhebreyesusWHO Director – General

Mrs. Catherine RussellExecutive Director of UNICEF

Her Excellency, Mrs. Amina J. Mohamed, Deputy Secretary – General of the United Nations

Mrs. Anne Rabbitte TD., Minister of State at the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, and at the Department of Health with responsibility for Disability

Dr Ruth Warrick, Vice-President of the International Alliance for People with Disabilities

Presentation of the Global Report

Dr. Tedros Adhanom GhebreyesusWHO Director – General

Mrs. Catherine RussellExecutive Director of UNICEF

Closing remarks

Dr. Balram BhargavaSecretary, Health Research Department, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India

Mrs. Afshan KhanDirector of the UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Mr. Pascal BijleveldCEO of ATscale

Mrs. Victoria AustinCEO and co-founder of the Global Disability Innovation Hub

Mrs. Nujeen Mustafa

The the event will take place via Zoom Access code: GReAT2022 (No registration required) and broadcast live on WHO social media channels (
Youtube, Twitter,
Instagram, Facebook,
LinkedIn, Tick ​​Tock).

The event will feature simultaneous translation and live subtitles in Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian and international sign languages.

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