ICED Newsletter: February 2018

Dear all,

January went by in a flash, and now we are fully into 2018.

Our MOOC (online course) on Global Disability and Health will launch on February 26, 2018. This is a three week online course, freely available, that will include 2-4 learning hours per week. The course features videos, articles, quizzes and lectures, and we have been lucky enough to collaborate with many of you in putting this together. We have put people with disabilities at the heart of the course, and so many videos, testimonials and examples are given by people with disabilities, in particular from low income settings. Register here or find out more information in our “Focus on” section below. We would be grateful if you could share this link widely, so that we can help to raise awareness of the importance of disability in the global development agenda.

The MOOC will be launched at the international conference that we are co-hosting on Evidence in Global Disability and Health together with the Public Health Foundation of India on February 26-27, 2018 in Hyderabad, India. This conference will feature a range of plenary presentations, workshops and posters, with a broad range of regional experts. There is still time to register.

Together with Carla Sabariego and Sarah Polack, I am guest editing a special edition on “Disability and Global Health” for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The deadline for submission is July 31 – more information on the call is available here.

Would you want to join our team? LSHTM is seeking to appoint up to four LSHTM Fellows at the Assistant Professor level. These fellowships are for 18 months, and targeted at experienced postdoctoral academics who are working towards applications for prestigious external mid-career fellowships to be based at the School. Find out more here.

Best wishes,

Hannah Kuper

International Centre for Evidence in Disability, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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