Assistive Technology for All
Prof Mac MacLachlan, Research & Innovation Lead for WHO’s Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE), attended the World Health Assembly this week in Geneva, along with Masters in Global Health student Mary Scholl (who has been working with the GATE team), for the launch of the Assistive Product List (APL); developed through research undertaken by the Centre for Global Health and WHO.
The launch event “Assistive Technology for All” was co-sponsored by the governments of China, Ecuador, Germany, Ireland, the Republic of Korea, Pakistan, the United States and Zimbabwe.
The World Health Assembly (WHA), the governing body of the WHO, is attended by Heads of State, Government Ministers and members of civil society and the research community.
The Centre for Global Health is closely involved in developing the next stages of the GATE programme which will involve development of new policy, personnel and service provison, across a number of countries in which GATE will trial new model assistive technology systems.