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Health and disability links: malnutrition case study

Summarises the links among health and disability through example of people with disabilities and malnutrition

In this Step, Professor Hannah Kuper (LSHTM) summarises the links among health and disability through a case study of people with disabilities and malnutrition.

In this video, she presents an overview of malnutrition and disability and an example from her research completed in Turkana, Kenya. From the study, she discusses people with disabilities link to malnutrition highlighting neglect, feeding difficulties, physical development difficulties (i.e. rickets) and exclusion from school.

Pofessor Kuper concludes by stressing the importance of improving access to people with disabilities and summarising the links among malnutrition and childhood disability through multiple pathways with serious health implications. She mentions the broader link among disability and poor health which will be further explored in the next Step.

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