Global Health and Disability Course

26 Feb to 19 Mar 2018

The International Centre for Evidence in Disability at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine introduce their 3 week free online course 'Global Health and Disability, Leaving no one behind: disability, health and wellbeing in global development', starting from the 26th of February. The Centre for Global Mental Health (CGMH) contributed to the development of the mental health and wellbeing components of this course.

Why join the course?

Around 15% of the world’s population, or 1 billion people, live with some form of disability, with numbers continuing to rise over the coming decades.

People with disabilities are often overlooked in national and international development, and can face widespread barriers in accessing services, including health and rehabilitation services, even though simple initiatives are available to enable access.

This three week course (four hours a week) aims to raise awareness about the importance of health and well-being of people with disabilities in the context of the global development agenda: Leaving no one behind.

What topics will be covered?

  • The magnitude of disability and relevance of disability to the global development agenda
  • Defining disability and how it can be understood and measured
  • The challenges to health and wellbeing amongst people with disabilities and why people with disabilities might have poorer health
  • Why people with disabilities may have difficulty in accessing health services
  • Links among longer term health conditions and disability
  • How to improve access to health care and rehabilitation for people with disabilities
  • Community based inclusive development for improving access to health and rehabilitation for people with disabilities

What will you achieve?

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  1. Describe the links between disability, health and wellbeing
  2. Discuss challenges to health and wellbeing among people with disabilities
  3. Develop an understanding of what disability is and its relevance to the global development agenda
  4. Reflect on how different types of disabilities affect people's lives in different ways
  5. Identify solutions to improve health and wellbeing amongst people with disabilities

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone with a professional or personal background or interest in disability as it relates to health, rehabilitation, international development and humanitarian assistance.

There is a particular focus on low and middle income countries - both in the content of the course and the target learners.

For more details, to check out the trailer or to register your free place on the course, click here