World Health Organization

The lead United Nations’ international agency for health. Its quintessential function is to ensure access to authoritative and strategic information on matters that affect people’s health. It has convening power to bring together multiple stakeholders and serve as the neutral broker in matters related to health. WHO can influence actions shown to improve health outcomes and well-being. Innovation related to mental health and disability are key WHO priorities.

The WHO Disability and Rehabilitation (DAR) Team is situated within the Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability in the Cluster of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health. Mission of the WHO team is to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities through national, regional and global efforts to raise awareness about the magnitude and consequences of disability and facilitate collection, analysis and dissemination of disability-related data and information.

Supervisor and Expertise

Alarcos Cieza Coordinator for the Disability and Rehabilitation Team (DAR) in the Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability (VIP) at the WHO