The Bond Disability and Development Group and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
An event to mark International Day for Persons with Disabilities
People with disabilities experience significant barriers to access health care. This is despite some being more susceptible than the general population to secondary health conditions.
Alongside this, 900 million people worldwide do not have access to the assistive technology (AT) that they need – ranging from spectacles to wheelchairs.
This event will explore some of the emerging findings from FCDO’s disability-inclusive programmes, focusing on what we have found to be successful in contributing to inclusive health.
International Sign Interpretation and Closed Captioning in English will be provided throughout.
This webinar will take place from 10:00 – 11:30 GMT
The topics in the session will include:
· Why inclusive health? Prof Hannah Kuper, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
· Unlocking barriers to inclusive sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Research from Florence Ndagire (Makerere University, Uganda) & Queen Seketi (University of Zambia), and interventions led by Humanity & Inclusion
· Practical steps to make general health services more accessible to persons with disabilities: lessons from FCDO’s Disability Inclusive Development programme in Nigeria. Sightsavers
· Assistive Technology: FCDO’s AT2030 programme is driving affordability, availability and country capacity. Clinton Health Access Initiative and Global Disability Innovation Hub