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Skip to 0 minutes and 13 secondsHANNAH KUPER: Welcome to week two. Last week we learned more about disability and its importance in the development agenda. And this week, we'll be looking at the pathways between health and well-being, and disability. Our first activity will introduce the challenges to health and well-being that might exist among people with disabilities. We will do this through hearing personal perspectives from people with disabilities, looking at examples from our research in Cameroon, India, and Guatemala, and engaging in a discussion about our three case studies.

Skip to 0 minutes and 50 secondsMYROSLAVA TATARYN: The second activity will explore links between health and disability, and why people with disabilities might have poor health, through two case study examples. One focusing on violence, and the other on water, sanitation and hygiene. Our third activity focuses on why people with disabilities may face difficulties in accessing health services, by working through sexual reproductive health and mental health case studies. We will also discuss different types of barriers to accessing services and proposed solutions.

Skip to 1 minute and 20 secondsHANNAH KUPER: Finally, we will explore links between disability and longer health conditions, including HIV, neglected tropical diseases, non-communicable diseases, and malnutrition. We hope you enjoy the week. And please, keep sharing your thoughts and reflections in the common areas of each step. It's great to hear from you.

Welcome to Week 2

Welcome to Week 2. We now have a better understanding of what disability is, and why it is important to the global development agenda.

This week, we will introduce the pathways between health, wellbeing and disability.

What will we learn?

In activities throughout our second week we will:

  • Introduce the challenges to health and wellbeing amongst people with disabilities

  • Explore the links between health and disability through various case studies

  • Present the disability spiral, thinking about different types of barriers people with disabilities may face in accessing health care and proposed solutions.

As last week, we encourage you to share your reflections and experiences with your fellow learners. We will be playing close attention to your discussions in the Comments area of each step, and will clarify any key points of discussion in a summary document in Step 2.19 at the end of the week.

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