Disability and rehabilitation

Model Disability Survey

The Model Disability Survey (MDS) is a general population survey that provides detailed and nuanced information about how people with and without disabilities conduct their lives and the difficulties they encounter, regardless of any underlying health condition or impairment. The MDS helps Member States identify the barriers that contribute to the problems people encounter, which, in turn, helps guide policy and service development. The MDS can also contribute to monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

For questions about the MDS, please contact Lindsay Lee at leel@who.int

Links to the Model Disability Survey

Model Disability Survey Manual

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