September 2016: News and events from the ICED
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International Centre for Evidence in Disability, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Dear all,

Welcome to the September newsletter from the International Centre for Evidence in Disability. We hope that you have had a wonderful summer.
 
We are very excited to be joining the LSHTM response to the Zika outbreak in Latin America. ICED has been awarded a grant by the Wellcome Trust to document the social and economic impact that there is on the family of having a baby with disabilities as a result of Zika in Brazil. This research will highlight the needs of the families, which will help to develop effective support structures and services. LSHTM has developed a short online course on Zika, if you want to find out more about Zika. More information here.
 
There is still time to contribute to a special edition of the Disability and the Global South Journal on “Disability in the Sustainable Development Goals: Critical Reflections”, following on from the Symposium, website here. We welcome papers on a range of topics highlighted in the call, and these should be submitted by 15 October, 2016.
 
This month we are welcoming two new doctoral students. Phil Shepherd will be investigating the inclusion of older people with disabilities in humanitarian responses in Pakistan and Ukraine. Tim O’Fallon will focus on the provision of rehabilitation services for people living with HIV in Canada.
 
We look forward to interaction with you all over the coming academic year.

Best wishes,

Hannah Kuper and Allen Foster
International Centre for Evidence in Disability, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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Publications, presentations and ICED in the news

Two papers were published this month from our work with GIZ on Inclusive Social Protection in Peru and Tanzania. They both document that people with disabilities have greater needs for social protection, in terms of higher vulnerability to poverty, yet that this need is not matched by levels of inclusion in social protection programmes. The paper from Tanzania was published in the Oxford Development Studies: Tanzania paper here, and the paper from Peru in BMJ Open: Peru paper here. If you are interested in Social Protection and Disability, please check out the toolkit that we produced with GIZ on this topic: toolkit located here.

There is growing evidence that people with HIV are vulnerable to the development of impairments. A study published in PloS One by Hannah Kuper and partners shows that one in four children with HIV in Malawi has a hearing loss: more information here. Moreover, these children with hearing loss were less likely to attend school and had poorer emotional and school functioning.

Upcoming seminars and events at LSHTM


ICED Disability Seminar Series 2015 - 2016

  • Audio/slides from the “Building inclusive societies for people with Down Syndrome: A personal history from South Africa” with Shéri Brynard held on the 24th of August are now available online: site located here.
  • The next seminar series will start in October. Stay tuned! In the meantime, audio and powerpoint slides for all our previous seminars are available on our website: site located here.

Courses at LSHTM

ICED’s study unit on Global Disability and Health will run from 23 February – 24 March 2017. More information here. It is a 5 week course, held on Thursdays and Fridays, and is open to participants outside of LSHTM. For more information, please contact disabilitycentre@lshtm.ac.uk.


Work Experience Programme at ICED

We have launched our work experience programme for people with disabilities seeking experience in research. Please contact us if you would like to find out more about joining our team in this capacity: disabilitycentre@lshtm.ac.uk.
 

Symposium on Global Disability in Hyderabad, November 2017

A date for your diaries – we will be working with the Public Health Foundation of India to host a Symposium on Global Disability in Hyderabad, India, in November 2017. The exact dates and topics will be released soon. Please let us know if you would like to be involved in the planning or in attending.
 

Upcoming Conferences

  • Lancaster: Disability Studies Conference 6-8 September, 2016.Register here.
  • Leave No D/deaf Child Behind. 21 September, 2016. Hosted by DeafKidz International. Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London. More information here.
  • Second World CBR Congress, 27-29 September, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Call for abstracts now open! More information here.
  • Create a more inclusive world. Rehabilitation International World Congress. 25-27 October, 2017. Edinburgh, Scotland. More information here: http://riworldcongress.com/booking/?gclid=CNq50NWDqs0CFUHGGwodkxcCMQ
  • Global Equality & Diversity Conference 2016. 23 November, London. More information here.
  • “Include us! Enabling the Right to Education for Girls, Boys and Youth with Disabilities”. Global Conference by Plan International’s Disability Inclusion Working Group. 6-8 December, Kathmandu, Nepal. More information here. For further information contact gillian.quinn@plan-international.org.

Other items of note

We are inviting contributions to a special edition of the Disability and the Global South Journal on “Disability in the Sustainable Development Goals: Critical Reflections”, following on from the Symposium, website here. We welcome papers on a range of topics highlighted in the call, and these should be submitted by 15 October, 2016.

South Asian Water Studies has issued a call for papers for a special issue on ‘Water justice, Gender and Disability.’ Deadline 30th September 2016. More info here.

A date for your diaries – we will be working with the Public Health Foundation of India to host a Symposium on Global Disability in Hyderabad, India, in November 2017. The exact dates and topics will be released soon. Please let us know if you would like to be involved in the planning or in attending.

We are making every effort to make all our research findings widely available, and have launched a Resource webpage where you can find our key reports and manuals. http://disabilitycentre.lshtm.ac.uk/resources/

Have you seen this?

The New York Times is starting a weekly essay by and about people with disabilities! Here is the first article which asks “Roughly one in five Americans lives with a disability. So where is our pride movement?”: view here.
 
Watch this fantastic TedX talk by the wonderful Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo: "People with disabilities are part of our human diversity": view here.
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