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10 facts on disability

A Tanzanian child with spina bifida is surrounded by many of his classmates in school.
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Over a billion people live with some form of disability

This corresponds to about 15% of the world's population. Between 110-190 million adults have very significant difficulties in functioning. Rates of disability are increasing, due to population ageing and the global increase in chronic health conditions.

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