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 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 does assistive technology benefit people with disabilities on their path to and in employment?

Livelihood & Social Protection
Cross-cutting
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Provide alternative basic and inexpensive computer interfaces
Increase and provide comprehensive training in the use of assistive technology from a younger age
Along with the provision of assistive technology, provide associated services to prevent its abandonment
Ensure that people with disabilities have access to the same assistive technology in the home as they would in the workplace during remote working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
Provide training for the colleagues of assistive technology users to ensure awareness and a supportive work environment

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 can we promote the effective implementation of Legal Capacity as outlined in Article 12 of the UN CRPD in LMICs?

Cross-cutting
Health
Livelihood & Social Protection
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Promote law reforms that recognize and regulate the legal capacity of persons with disabilities, in accordance with the “standards” of the CRPD
Train public officers in the use of CRPD “standards” or guidelines
Provide alternative support approaches that engage with social services and community mental health services
Monitor and report on the experiences of support and implementation promoted by state funded initiatives and civil society funded initiatives, irrespective of their size and scope
Monitor and report on the implementation of the reforms
Raise awareness about the importance of legal capacity with different key actors for the Reform

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 are the core principles that should be considered in the development of policies and programmes related to persons with disabilities in LMICs?

Cross-cutting
Health
Livelihood & Social Protection
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Enhance disability inclusion by reducing or eliminating the barriers and/or providing additional required measures to facilitate participation and inclusion.
Align national policies and programmes on disability with the UNCRPD framework.
Take a collaborative approach to realising the rights of persons with disabilities, and invest in capacity development to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda of ‘Leave no one behind.’
Recognise the influence of intersectionality, and adopt a twin-track approach to promoting disability-inclusive development in all areas including education, health, employment, and social activities.
Improve and harmonise data collection to inform appropriate programme design and implementation as well as evaluate the impact of policies and programmes, using standardised approaches that allow disaggregated data by disability status.
Further develop the evidence base to inform and guide policy making.