CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA IN NEW YORK -- In a video prepared for the consulate’s observance of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disability, Pitt Public Health doctoral alumna Sunita Dodani (EPI ’06) tells her personal story of living, overcoming and thriving in her life, as a person with a disability. As a result of polio, Dodani experienced paralysis in all four limbs and later recovered much of her mobility through extensive rehab. In this short video, she relates the challenges of growing up as a woman with a disability as well as some of her achievements which include two Fulbright scholarships and completing not only her MD but also a PhD from Pitt Public Health.
Observed on December 3 each year since 1992, United Nations International Day of Persons with Disability (IDPD) encourages an understanding of disability issues and gathers support for the dignity, rights, and welfare of the disabled persons. The day also seeks to spread awareness about the benefits from the integration of persons with disability in the political, social, economic and cultural aspect of life.
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