14 results

How can we address intersectional stigma for people living with disability and chronic infectious diseases?

Stigma
Health
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Inclusion and participation of people with disabilities in the development and implementation of national strategies for infectious diseases.
Establish peer-led or peer-supported outreach for people with disabilities focused on chronic infectious diseases.
Provide health workers in infectious disease control services with disability training.
Offer nutritional and social grant support to people with disabilities and/or chronic infectious diseases.

How do we ensure that people with disabilities are not bullied at places of work?

Livelihood & Social Protection
Stigma
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Strengthen policies against the culture of intolerance against bullying of people with disabilities at places of work.
Provide a safe working environment which allows reasonable remediation when bullying is first identified
Conduct risk assessments to identify potential predictors for bullying of people with disabilities in workplaces
Target employers, employees, and other individuals who might perpetrate bullying through promotional activities in occupational settings

What evidence is there for the benefits of flexible and adaptive curricula in inclusive education?

Education
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Adapt curricula and teaching methods to facilitate inclusive education
Community awareness raising to break down negative perceptions.
Generate greater awareness of assistive technology and its benefits among teachers, students and parents.
Make assistive technology affordable and develop a knowledge base
Adaptations of minor characteristics of certain sports

What works to eliminate stigma as a barrier to educational outcomes for children and youth with disabilities?

Education
Stigma
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Active involvement of children and youth with disabilities and caregivers in the development, delivery and testing of stigma-reduction interventions
Multi-level and evidence-based stigma-reduction interventions in LMIC addressing a wide variety of stigma need to be developed.
Stronger evaluation of promising multi-level stigma-reduction interventions adapted towards children and youth with disabilities in LMICs.
Educators to be trained in the detection and delivery of appropriate stigma-reduction intervention strategies for children and youth with disabilities.

How can we overcome issues of access to digital learning for primary school learners with disabilities in LMICs during Covid-19?

Education
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
The content of digital learning resources should be relevant to the diverse needs of primary school learners with disabilities in LMICs.
Data connectivity and affordability should be improved for primary school learners with disabilities in LMICs.
Introduce clear guidelines for coordinating disability-inclusive digital learning in primary schools using multiple delivery channels.
Invest in research on access to and the effectiveness of blended learning (digital instructions and non-digital packages) for primary school learners with disabilities.

What works to improve healthcare professionals’ competency on disability?

Health
Stigma
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Identify potential barriers and enablers to healthcare professionals’ knowledge updating and skill training
Ensure continuous knowledge and skill updating on the issue of disability, especially for those working in primary healthcare centres.
Implement immersive learning for healthcare professionals with people with disabilities, caregivers, and representing organisations.
Introduction to concepts of disability should be part of the health professional training curricula.
Future research should focus on the long-term outcome of knowledge and skills intervention.

How is the sexual health of men and women with physical disabilities in low- and middle- income countries promoted?

Health
Stigma
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Negative attitudes towards the sexuality of physically disabled people need to be addressed.
Educate physically disabled people on sexuality issues and rights.
Include physically disabled people in development of sexual health services and policies.
Train health workers to provide relevant and inclusive sexual healthcare and information to physically disabled people
Sexual healthcare buildings and services to be accessible for all.

What works to support girls with disabilities reaching and staying in school?

Education
Cross-cutting
Recommendations
Generate better evidence on what works to improve outcomes for children with disabilities overall, and disaggregate this by gender
Collect more nuanced data on barriers to education among girls with disabilities in specific settings
Prioritise inclusive and safe sexual and reproductive health support for girls with disabilities in schools
Involve boys and men in supporting girls with disabilities accessing school
Think beyond primary education, to support girls with disabilities through to meaningful livelihoods and to mitigate against risk of violence
Harmonise indicators and outputs to build national baselines and monitor change over time

What evidence is there for the benefits of inclusive education for children without disabilities?

Education
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Ministries of Education should be responsible for the education of all children and inclusive education reform
Raise community awareness of benefits for students without disabilities
Teachers in LMICs need to receive training in special needs education including the benefits inclusive education can bring to students without disabilities
More evidence is needed to understand what impact inclusive education can have on children without disabilities socially and academically in LMICs