Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Disability: Are we meeting everyone’s needs?
Date: 20th October 2016
About the seminar:
Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) is a core area of public health, with huge international initiatives aiming to increase access and improve quality of WASH globally. People with disabilities (an estimated 15% of the global population) are believed to have worse access to WASH than others in their communities, but the data are lacking. Islay will report the findings from five population-based studies in two Asian and two African settings, determining access to WASH amongst persons with disabilities at the house and individual levels. Lisa will share the results of a recent randomised control trial to increase WASH access amongst people with disabilities in Malawi. The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception and a chance to view a photo exhibition of the interventions.
About the Speakers:
- Adam Biran researcher in the Environmental Health Group at LSHTM.
- Lisa Danquah is a Research Fellow in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at LSHTM. She previously worked in ICED at LSHTM on disability and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects in Malawi, Uganda and Zambia.
- Islay Mactaggart is a Research Rellow in disability and global health at the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at LSHTM. Islay’s work focuses on quantitative measures of disability and documenting the impact of disability on individuals’ lives.
If coming 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.
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/
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