Category Archives: People with Disabilities

Contribution of perinatal conditions to cerebral palsy in Uganda

by Jane Hassell, Cally Tann, Richard Idro et al. The Lancet Global Health, Vol. 6, March 2018 2 pp. 58 kB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/langlo/PIIS2214-109X(18)30041-X.pdf Worldwide, an estimated 93 million children are disabled, 80% of whom live in low-income countries. Cohort studies in … Continue reading

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Online course: Global Health and Disability

The three week course aims to raise awareness about the importance of health and well-being of people with disabilities in the context of the global development agenda: Leaving no one behind. This course is designed for anyone with a professional … Continue reading

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Disability, social functioning and school inclusion among older children and adolescents living with HIV in Zimbabwe

by Ruramayi Rukuni, Grace McHugh, Edith Majonga et al. Tropical Medicine and International Health, Vol. 23, No 2, pp 149–155, February 2018 7 pp. 75 kB http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tmi.13012/epdf Increasing numbers of children with HIV are surviving to adolescence and encountering multiple … Continue reading

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Model Disability Survey

World Health Organization and The World Bank 33 pp. 767 kB http://www.who.int/disabilities/data/model-disability-survey4.pdf?ua=1 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 … Continue reading

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Rehabilitation 2030: A Call for Action

Meeting Report WHO headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland, 6-7 February 2017 62 pp. 2.3 MB http://www.who.int/disabilities/care/Rehab2030MeetingReport2.pdf?ua=1 There is a substantial and ever-increasing unmet need for rehabilitation worldwide, which is particularly profound in low- and middle-income countries. The availability of accessible and affordable … Continue reading

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Barefoot Guide 5: Mission Inclusion

Stories and Practices of Building a World where All Belong By The Fifth Barefoot Guide Writers’ Collective, October 2017 156 pp. 22.1 MB http://www.barefootguide.org/uploads/1/1/1/6/111664/bfg-5-mission_inclusion-final.pdf Everyone agrees that inclusion is hard, that reaching the poorest and most marginalised is difficult. The … Continue reading

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Disability and HIV

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, August 2017 28 pp. 268 kB http://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/media_asset/JC2905_disability-and- HIV_en.pdf This report highlights existing key evidence on the relationship between disability and HIV. It discusses the concrete steps needed for a person-centred, disability-inclusive HIV response … Continue reading

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African Journal of Disability (Vol. 6, 2017)

http://ajod.org/index.php/ajod/announcement The African Journal of Disability introduces and discusses issues and experiences relating to and supporting the act of better understanding the interfaces between disability, poverty and practices of exclusion and marginalisation. This open access journal published at least one … Continue reading

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5th Global Mental Health Summit 2018: Leaving No One Behind

8-9 February 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa The Global Mental Health Summit is a biennial conclave of people from across the globe who are passionate about mental health, who come together to share experiences and innovations, discuss the needs and upscaling … Continue reading

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17th Inclusion International World Congress! Learn, Inspire, Lead

30 May – 01 June 2018 International Convention Centre, Birmingham, UK http://www.worldcongress2018.com/ The World Congresses are the largest gatherings of self-advocates, families, friends and supporters, in the world. The programme is taking shape and Learn, Inspire, Lead will include: ‘How-To’ … Continue reading

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