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Case study: rehabilitation in humanitarian settings

Introduces people with disabilities' rehabilitation needs in context of humanitarian settings

In this Step, Dr. Sarah Pollack (LSHTM) introduces disability in humanitarian settings. She is then followed by Phillip Sheppard (LSHTM) who presents about rehabilitation in humanitarian settings, and Dr. Julian Eaton (LSHTM and CBM) who presents about mental health in humanitarian settings. Dr. Pollack then concludes by highlighting next steps for disability inclusion in humanitarian settings.

Disability inclusion in humanitarian settings is an important topic and this is the first time we are discussing it in our course. Our three presenters provide very insightful information about this topic, and therefore the video is longer than other videos in our course.

In this video, Dr. Pollack first presents an overview of disability in humanitarian settings highlighting that people with disabilities can be particularly vulnerable during and after humanitarian crises with examples.

Phillip Sheppard then follows discussing rehabilitation in humanitarian settings and provides examples form his work in Nepal, Ukraine and Tanzania.

Dr. Eaton then discusses mental health in humanitarian settings and provides an example from the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone.

The video concludes by highlighting next steps for disability inclusion in humanitarian settings.

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