Dr. Shubha Nagesh works for the Latika Roy Foundation in Dehradun, India. She is a senior Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity at George Washington University. Shubha strives to make childhood disabilities a global health priority.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on people living with disabilities worldwide, and the new normal may be rife with more challenges and missed opportunities. What could be done to ensure inclusivity?
Globally, there are cases of people living with disabilities suffering untold hardships at home, in communities, hospitals, and hospices during the pandemic. This op-ed outlines five ways to meet their needs now, and in the case of future pandemics.