International Centre for Evidence in Disability, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Dear all,
 
We wish you a very happy new year and a wonderful 2014. 

Welcome to the January newsletter from the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED). Please share it with your colleagues and let us know about items you would like included in future newsletters.  You can now also keep in touch with us on Twitter @ICED_LSHTM.

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

Publications

New report on study of disability among Plan International’s sponsored children

This ground breaking report, produced in collaboration with Plan International, reveals that children with disabilities in low and middle income countries are being excluded from participation in education.

Based upon Plan’s dataset of 1.4 million sponsored children, the report compares sponsored children with a disability to those without, from 30 countries worldwide.

Key findings include:
  • children with disabilities are 10 times more likely not to attend school
  • when they do attend school, their level of schooling is below that of their peers
  • children with disabilities are much more likely to have had a serious illness in the last 12 months, including malaria and malnutrition.
The findings will help Plan – and other researchers and organisations – to improve responses to the needs of children with disabilities, particularly their health and education.

Download the full report: Include us! A study of disability among Plan International’s sponsored children (PDF 7.3Mb)

Download the summary report in English, French and Spanish (PDF 4.5Mb).

Other publications

Devendra A, Makawa A, Kazembe PN, Calles NR, Kuper H (2013) HIV and Childhood Disability: A Case-Controlled Study at a Paediatric Antiretroviral Therapy Centre in Lilongwe, Malawi. PLoS ONE 8(12): e84024.

Blencowe H, Lawn JE, Vazquez T, Fielder A, Gilbert C. Preterm-associated visual impairment and estimates of retinopathy of prematurity at regional and global levels for 2010. Pediatr Res. 2013 Dec;74 Suppl 1:35-49. 

Events

Upcoming seminars at LSHTM

  • 15th January 2014: HIV& Disability. 5 - 7pm in the Lucas Room followed by drinks reception. Speakers: Hannah Kuper, Akash Devendra, Jamilah Meghji and Melanie Abass. 
  • 15th January 2014: Conceptualising the relationship between clinical impairment and self-reported disability in two Low and Middle Income Country settings. Islay Mactaggart. Room LG6 1-2 pm 

External events of interest

  • CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: how disability was kept in a box. Live evening performance, Mon 20th January 2014. Reception and drinks from 6pm. Performance: 7pm. Tickets: £8 (includes glass of wine/soft drink). Join critically acclaimed actor and performance artist Mat Fraser for a journey through the history of disability – a history lesson with a difference.

Seminars at UCL

ICED in the news

Reuters - Poor disabled children 10 times less likely to go to school than peers - NGO

International conference on Evidence in Global Disability and Health

Abstract submission is still open. Please contact us if you would like to host a workshop or talk at this conference: disabilitycentre@lshtm.ac.uk
Date: February 22nd - 23rd 2014
Location: Hyderabad, India
Hosted by: Public Health Foundation of India and ICED    
More information about this conference

Forthcoming courses

We are excited to announce two new short courses run by ICED at LSHTM, and welcome applications: The following courses will be held again in 2014 at LSHTM.

External courses run by ICED

  • Global Disability and Health. Public Health Foundation of India. Location: Hyderabad. Dates: February 24-28, 2014.
  • Public Health Planning for Hearing Impairment. Location: Nairobi. Dates February 10-14, 2014.
  • Public Health Planning for Hearing Impairment. Location: Lima. Dates March 10-14, 2014
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