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April 2014 Newsletter, International Centre for Evidence in Disability

Dear all,

Welcome to the April newsletter from the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED).

Thank you for all who attended our joint seminar with the Centre for Global Mental Health on Epilepsy. It stimulated lots of discussion and we are excited to join this research area.

On April…

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Photos: International Symposium: Evidence in Global Disability and Health in Hyderabad

International Symposium: Evidence in Global Disability and Health 22nd & 23rd February in Hyderabad India
Participants who attended the Symposium
 

The International Centre for Evidence in Disability took great delight in co-hosting the International Symposium on “Evidence in Global Disability and Health” together with the Public Health Foundation…

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Presentations Added: Epilepsy Joint Seminar with CGMH

UPDATE: Presentations Added
Centre for Global Mental Health & International Centre for Evidence in Disability Joint Seminar Presents: Epilepsy: Epidemiology, Service Delivery and Access to Treatment in Resource-poor Settings
Chair: Dr Hannah Kuper, Co-director International Centre for Evidence in Disability. Speakers: Professor Ley Sander & Dr Katie Burton…

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Photos: Film Screening – Going Blind

UPDATE: Photos of the 2014 ICEH MSc Public Health for Eye Care Alumni Workshop and the Film Screening: Click
The MSc Public Health for Eye Care and The Disability & Eyes (ICEH) Group Invites you to a Film Screening of:
  Going Blind: Coming out of the dark about vision loss…

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Community Ear & Hearing Health Journal – Issue 13

Community Ear & Hearing Health Journal – Issue 13

Increasing community awareness of ear and hearing health
Despite 360 million persons in the world living with disabling hearing loss, there remains a surprising lack of awareness in society about ear diseases and hearing loss.
For more information please visit: http://disabilitycentre…

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Report: Results of a population based survey to measure the prevalence and impact of disability in Haiti post-earthquake

Full version available at the following address: http://www.hiproweb.org/uploads/tx_hidrtdocs/RS02Haiti.pdf

Scientific summary: http://www.hiproweb.org/uploads/tx_hidrtdocs/RS02HaitiScientificSummary.pdf

 

“Results of a population based survey to measure the prevalence and impact of disability in Haiti post-earthquake”

Author: Lisa DANQUAH & Aude BRUS…

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Presentations Added: 4th February 2014 Joint Seminar: MARCH & ICED Presents – 15 million preterm babies – will better care create more disabled survivors?

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15 million preterm babies – will better care create more disabled survivors?
Based on the recently released Nature Publishing supplement “Beyond Newborn survival”*
Tuesday 4th February 17:30 – 18:30
Venue: LSHTM Keppel Street Building LG7
Followed by a Reception in the…

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HIV & Disability Seminar – LSHTM held on 15th January (Presentations Added)

Updated: Presentations added.

This seminar opportunity to explore the nexus between HIV and disability.  Given the rising availability of ART, HIV is increasingly becoming a chronic illness even in low-income settings. Attention therefore needs to shift towards the longer term consequences of living with HIV and to optimising quality…

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ICED in the news: Research shows poor disabled children 10 times less likely to go to school than peers

 

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Poor children with disabilities in developing nations are 10 times less likely to go to school than children without disabilities, and often suffer discrimination – leaving them less educated and in poorer health, according to a report released on Tuesday by children’s rights organisation Plan…

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New report on study of disability among Plan International’s sponsored children. December 13th, 2013

Include us! A 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…

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