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National Survey of Disability in Guatemala: Findings and Implications

In 2016, ICED led a National Survey of Disability in Guatemala, in collaboration with CBM, UNICEF Guatemala and the Guatemala National Council on Disability (CONADI). This survey was the first of its kind in the region, incorporating best-practice disability measurement tools and innovative mobile impairment screens. In addition, the study included a nested case-control study to compare quality of life and participation and access to education, work and health among people with and without disabilities.

Join us to learn about the study’s important findings, and what this means for people with disabilities in Guatemala.

About the Speakers:

Dr. Sarah Polack is an Associate Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and a core member of the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED). Her current key research focus are in disability survey methodology and access to health and rehabilitation services for people with disabilities in Low and Middle Income Countries.

Islay Mactaggart is a Research Fellow in Disability and Global Health and core member of ICED at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Islay’s core research focus is on quantitative methodologies for measuring both the prevalence and the impact of disability in surveys and programs, with an emphasis on the development of modular mobile data collection and analysis tools and building the capacity of local stakeholders to design, implement and analyse their own disability surveys.

This event will be followed by a drinks reception in the Manson Foyer.


Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.