To celebrate the 2017 International Day of Persons with Disabilities the International Centre for Evidence in Disability would like to invite you to a special event …
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Tuesday 5 December 2017
Venue: John Snow B, Keppel Street Building, LSHTM
Event Registration Not Required
Sunday 3 December 2017 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. (IDPD2017) This year’s theme is transformation towards a sustainable and resilient society for all.
At this event on Tuesday 5th December, we will be showing an excerpt from LISILOJULIKANA – The Unknown. Lisilojulikana is a drama about a Kenyan girl with Cerebral Palsy, and the event includes a special introduction by Purple Field Productions Associate Producer Colin Stevens. This will be followed by a panel discussion on projects that support inclusion of children with disabilities in LMICs.
ICED’s Maria Zuurmond will talk about our work to support caregivers of children with Cerebral Palsy in Ghana, and Dr. Cally Tann will share evidence on early intervention for young children in Uganda.
The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception in celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
If you are visiting from outside the school, please sign in at reception when you arrive, and a member from the Disability Centre will be waiting in the foyer to accompany you to the theatre. If you have any access needs that we can assist with, please contact us at:
About the Film & Speakers:
Purple Field Productions: Recent winners of World Cerebral Palsy Day Public Awareness Award. A small UK charity making educational films for communities in Africa & Asia who can use media to help voice their needs and ideas for community development. Films currently cover disability, human rights, the environment, and agriculture: www.purplefieldproductions.org
Maria Zuurmond is a Research Fellow in Adolescent Health and Child Disability with ICED. Maria’s work focuses on mixed methods research using participatory research tools and operational research with children and adolescents with disabilities, including work in Kenya, Cameroon, India and Ghana.
Cally Tann is an Associate Professor in Child Health & Development at LSHTM’s MARCH Centre. Her research interests focus on global new-born health and early childhood outcomes and interventions in low and mid-resource settings. She leads studies developing and evaluating early intervention strategies for young children with developmental disability in Africa.
For more information about the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED), including the full schedule of seminars in the series, please see our website at: http://disabilitycentre.lshtm.ac.uk/