International Centre for Evidence in Disability, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Dear all,
Welcome to the February newsletter from the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED).
On January 15 we had an interesting seminar on HIV and disability attended by almost 100 people. We hope that the lively discussions will lead to concrete plans. This month we are also excited about starting to work with GIZ on the inclusion of people with disabilities in social protection programmes in Tanzania and Peru.
During February we will be busy co-organising the conference on Global Disability and Health at the Public Health Foundation of India in Hyderabad, as well as running a short course there.
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


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

Haiti publication online

The full report of the Population based survey to measure the prevalence and impact of disability in Haiti post-Earthquake is now online. This survey was undertaken as a collaboration between ICED and Handicap International.

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

Other publications

Community Ear & Hearing Health Journal – Issue 13 on “Increasing community awareness of ear and hearing health” now available online


Upcoming seminars at LSHTM

External events of interest
  • ICED is excited to present “International Research in Rehabilitation: Experience from the Field” at the Society for Research in Rehabilitation. Feb 3, 2014 at King’s College London.
  • Learning Disability and Ethnicity. One day conference. 28th March, 2014.
Calls for papers
  • Disability and International Development Journal. Special issue: Identifying Barriers- Enhancing Accessibility. Deadline for submission: March 21, 2014
  • Disability and the Global South. An International Journal. Special Issue: Disability, Technology and the Global South. Deadline: June 30, 2014
 Seminars at UCL
  • Memorial symposium for Prof Sheila Wirz: A celebration of her work. Monday 10th February 2014. Institute of Child Health, UCL.

ICED in the news

From January 2014: 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 now closed, but registration is still possible.
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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