Category Archives: People with Disabilities

Online course: Global Health and Disability

Leaving no one behind: disability, health and wellbeing in global development London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Around 15% of the world’s population, or 1 billion people, live with some form of disability, with numbers continuing to rise over … Continue reading

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Community-based rehabilitation for people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review

by Valentina Iemmi, Lorna Gibson, Karl Blanchet et al. International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), September 2015 190 pp. 1.9 MB https://3ieimpact.us2.list-manage.com/track/click? u=65c34f4d6fba79af4028f722c&id=24d13f9f01&e=a46e941176 The authors reviewed the evidence about the impact of community-based rehabilitation on the lives of people with … Continue reading

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Missing millions: How older people with disabilities are excluded from humanitarian response

by Phillip Sheppard, Sarah Polack, Madeleine McGivern HelpAge International and International Centre for Evidence in Disability, 2018 60 pp. 2.5 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/BPRM-Report-LowRes.pdf Up to 14 million older people with disabilities may be affected by humanitarian disasters. These people are among … Continue reading

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Where There Is No Psychiatrist: A Mental Health Care Manual

2nd edition by Vikram Patel and Charlotte Hanlon The Royal College of Psychiatrists, March 2018 360 pp. 16.6 MB in 25 PDF files (packed with pkzip) https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/where-there-is-no- psychiatrist/47578A845CAFC7E23A181749A4190B54#fndtn-contents Mental illnesses are common and cause great suffering to individuals and communities … Continue reading

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Focus on Disability: Universal healthcare can happen

by Hannah Kuper SciDevNet – International Centre for Evidence in Disability (LSHTM) Read online at: https://www.scidev.net/global/vulnerability/analysis-blog/disability-universal- healthcare.html As we begin an important year for global development – a year when UHC commitments look set to be adopted as part of … Continue reading

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Impact of Ebola experiences and risk perceptions on mental health in Sierra Leone, July 2015

by Mohamed F Jalloh1, Wenshu Li1, Rebecca E Bunnell et al. BMJ Glob Health, 2018; 3:e000471 12 pp. 638 kB http://gh.bmj.com/content/3/2/e000471.full.pdf The mental health impact of the 2014–2016 Ebola epidemic has been described among survivors, family members and healthcare workers, … Continue reading

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Global child and adolescent mental health: The orphan of development assistance for health

by Chunling Lu, Zhihui Li, Vikram Patel PLoS Med 15(3): e1002524 – Published: March 9, 2018 12 pp. 1.7 MB http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article/file? id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002524&type=printable One-quarter of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for mental disorders and substance abuse is borne by those 24 years … Continue reading

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E-learning Course: ‘Global Health and Disability’

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/global-disability The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is offering a free online course that 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 … Continue reading

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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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