Seminar & Report Launch: The Impact of Physical Rehabilitation in Myanmar

The Impact of Physical Rehabilitation in Myanmar: Report Launch

Islay Mactaggart and Karl Blanchet

Tuesday 14th November 2017

5.30 – 7.30 PM

Venue: LG24, Keppel Street Building, LSHTM

This seminar will be followed by a Drinks Reception

Physical rehabilitation can play a key role in facilitating inclusion of people with disabilities in their societies, given the potential impact of improved physical functioning and independence on economic status and quality of life. This is particularly the case in post-conflict settings such as Myanmar, where risk of disability through trauma and injury is higher.

Join us to find out the results of this new study, which tracked persons with lower limb amputations in Myanmar before and after they interacted with physical rehabilitation services. The study provides much needed evidence on the impact of these important services on people’s lives.

The Speakers:

Karl Blanchet is the Director of the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre. Karl has a background in public health and extensive experience in conflicts  and health system strengthening.

Islay Mactaggart is a Research Fellow in Disability and Global Health at the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED) at LSHTM

If you are oming 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 venue.

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:

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