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What are the common impairments related to disability?

Describes common impairments related to disability

Activity 3 provided us with an introduction into how disability is conceptualised in global health, including the importance of differentiating between the individual’s impairment, or health condition, and their broader function and participation in society – or disability.

Our last activity this week will focus on what we know about the common impairments related to disability, so that we can continue thinking about how to support health and wellbeing for people with disabilities in different ways.

In this step, Dr. Islay Mactaggart (LSHTM) presents the common impairments related to disability according to the best available data that we have.

Let us know in the comments whether you were surprised by any of the findings, and how they compare to your own experiences in your own context. Please remember not to reveal any confidential information when posting your comments.

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