Explore global disability and disability rights in relation to health, rehabilitation, development and humanitarianism.
Discover the global importance of ensuring social policy is inclusive
Disability rights are key global health and international development issue.
1 billion people, 15% of the world’s population, live with disability health conditions. Numbers are rising.
People with disabilities are often overlooked in international development, facing widespread barriers in accessing services, including health and rehabilitation services, even where simple social inclusion measures could be taken.
On this course, experts at LSHTM will help you to understand the importance of caring for the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities in the context of global development.
What topics will you cover?
- The magnitude of disability and relevance of disability to the global development agenda.
- Defining disability and how it can be understood and measured.
- The challenges to health and wellbeing amongst people with disabilities and why people with disabilities might have poorer health.
- Why people with disabilities may have difficulty in accessing health services.
- Links among longer-term health conditions and disability.
- How to improve access to health care and rehabilitation for people with disabilities.
- Community-based inclusive development for improving access to health and rehabilitation for people with disabilities.
When would you like to start?
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What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:
- Describe the links between disability, health and wellbeing.
- Discuss challenges to health and wellbeing amongst people with disabilities.
- Develop an understanding of what disability is and its relevance to the global development agenda.
- Reflect on how different types of disabilities affect people’s lives in different ways.
- Identify solutions to improve health and wellbeing amongst people with disabilities.
Who is the course for?
This global health course from the LSHTM is designed for anyone with a professional or personal interest in disability and disability rights.
The course is also suitable for anyone interested in how social policy can ensure rights and inclusion for those with disability health conditions will find the course interesting.
There is a particular focus on low and middle-income countries, both in course content and target learners.
Who will you learn with?
I am the Director of the International Centre for Evidence in Disability and a Professor of Epidemiology. I have 15+ years of experience working in disability, mostly in low and middle-income areas.
LSHTM Alumni, MSc PHDC 2010. Passionate about disability rights. Over a decades’ experience with NGOs working to ensure access to health and social services for people with disabilities.
Who developed this course?
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world leader in research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Its mission is to improve health and health equity worldwide.
International Centre for Evidence in Disability
The International Centre for Evidence in Disability is an international centre at LSHTM with expertise in disability research and teaching in the context of public health and development.
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