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Global Health and Disability

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine via FutureLearn

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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.

Our three week course 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.

This course is designed for anyone with a professional or personal 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.

Cover photo: © Photo Robin Wyatt 2014: see www.robinwyatt.org

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Hannah Kuper

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