Disability and NCDs: What’s the link?
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There are a billion people globally with disabilities. People with disabilities are on average older and poorer, and are therefore particularly vulnerable to non-communicable diseases. At the same time, many non-communicable diseases, such as stroke and diabetes, may result in impairments and disabilities. It is therefore important to consider how to incorporate disability within non-communicable disease research and programming, both in terms of making programmes inclusive of people with disabilities, and ensuring that rehabilitation is part of the spectrum of health services offered for NCDs.
This event is for students, faculty and implementers interested in NCDs, particularly in low and middle income settings.
Information about speaker(s): Hannah Kuper is an epidemiologist, and the Director of the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Her work focuses exclusively in low and middle income settings.