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Summary of Week 1

We have now reached the end of Week 1. By now you should have a clearer understanding of what disability is, and why it is important to the global development …

Why does impairment matter?

Earlier this week, we introduced our three fictional case studies – Santhi, Maria and Joseph. Now that we’re a bit more familiar with impairment as a component of disability, we’d …

What are the 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 …

How to Measure Disability and Why It Is Important

In this article, Professor Hannah Kuper (Lead Educator, LSHTM), Dr. Sarah Polack (LSHTM) and Dr. Islay Mactaggart (LSHTM) discuss why and how to measure disability across different populations. The importance …

What does disability mean – a framework

As we’ve heard over the last few steps, disability is quite a complex term that many people describe in different ways. In this step, Dr. Islay Mactaggart (LSHTM) provides an …

Attitudes to disability

The last step explored what having a disability means to individuals, from a personal perspective. In this step, Professor Tom Shakespeare from the University of East Anglia contextualises previous debate …

Learning with us

If this is your first course, please review ‘Using FutureLearn’ for an introduction to learning with FutureLearn. We’re delighted that you’ve joined the course and wish you a warm welcome …

Why does disability matter globally?

This step is introduced by Yetnebersh Nigussie, Senior Inclusion Advisor for disability NGO Light for the World. Following this introduction, Dr Islay Mactaggart (LSHTM) shares some key global data on …