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How can access to mental health services be improved for people with disabilities?

Integrate disability inclusion into mental health care systems and interventions
Provide reasonable accommodations so that mental health services and interventions are accessible to people with disabilities
Train mental health care workers to deliver services for people with disabilities.
Improve the identification of mental health difficulties among people with disabilities
Engage people with disabilities in the design and implementation of mental health policies and services.
Conduct research on ‘what works’ to promote access to mental health services

What works to improve mental health for parents of children with disabilities?

Focus on increasing access to training interventions to alleviate psychological stress in carers.
Provide better access to respite care to reduce the burden on family members as well as acute services as the only source of meaningful support.
Develop contextually-appropriate and culturally-sensitive interventions that take account of the carers’ socio-economic settings.
Train local community workers and other parents with children with disabilities using community resources to provide parent training and support interventions.
Focus on developing a good quality evidence base from LMICs to determine what works to improve the mental health outcomes of carers of children with disabilities.

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

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?

Livelihood & Social Protection
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.

What progress has been made to operationalise the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD) framework to promote inclusive employment?

Livelihood & Social Protection
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
National legal and policy frameworks should reflect the rights of persons with disabilities and be aligned with the CRPD principles
Adopt a multi-sectoral approach to formulate and implement policies and programmes for inclusive employment
Develop clear guidelines to mandate the implementation of policies that promote inclusive employment
Ensure adequate financial resources are available to support inclusive employment
Use established tools and strategies to monitor and evaluate the policy implementation
Invest in future research to inform evidence-based disability related policies

How can we overcome barriers to accessing rehabilitation for persons with disabilities in LMIC?

Livelihood & Social Protection
Use updated WHO guidance to strengthen and better integrate rehabilitation services into health systems
Build the capacity of an indigenous rehabilitation workforce to better meet population rehabilitation needs
Identify context-relevant approaches to tackle key barriers to accessing rehabilitation among people with disabilities in LMICs
Collect, strengthen and share evidence on what works to improve access to rehabilitation for people with disabilities

What are the most effective strategies for strengthening health systems for disability inclusive development?

Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Disaggregate evidence on what works in health system strengthening by disability status
Produce more rigorous evidence on what works in strengthening disability-focused services
Integrate relevant CBR activities, and Rehabilitation Services into general health policy and sector strengthening activities
Involve people with disabilities in participatory governance of health systems at all levels

How can we promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in programme design?

Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Encourage participation by building in improved systems for disability access
Seek engagement with a wider and more representative range of people with disabilities
Strengthen mechanisms to better evaluate disability-inclusion in programme design
Develop and make accessible opportunities for people with disabilities to gain leadership, research and programmatic skills
Create, adopt and maintain a collaborative ethos for programming that genuinely adopts the principle of equal partnership

¿Cuáles son las consideraciones claves para incluir a las personas con discapacidades en los programas para la promoción de la higiene de la pandemia del COVID-19?

Recomendación #1: Los diseñadores del programa deben realizar una revisión rápida de los desafíos relacionados con WASH (agua, saneamiento e higiene) que experimentan las personas con discapacidades y sus cuidadores durante el COVID-19.
Recomendación #2: La inclusión de la discapacidad debe ser una consideración clave al diseñar programas de respuesta al COVID-19, y las medidas de inclusión deben contar con todos los recursos necesarios.
Recomendación #3: Las personas con todo tipo de discapacidades deben participar en todas las etapas de programación sobre COVID-19, desde la planificación hasta la evaluación.
Recomendación #4: Se debe brindar asistencia a las personas con discapacidad y cuidadores para que puedan llevar a cabo las medidas preventivas y de protección del COVID-19.
Recomendación #5: Todas las instalaciones y servicios de WASH, y ejecución del programa COVID-19 deben diseñarse teniendo en cuenta la accesibilidad y la inclusión.
Recomendación #6: Es necesario aplicar una perspectiva de género a las respuestas WASH COVID-19 para que sean inclusivas
Recomendación #7: Capacitar a los profesionales de WASH y trabajadores de la salud en WASH que incluya a las personas con discapacidad.
Recomendación #8: Aprender de otras epidemias y documentar las experiencias para informar a los programas y políticas para que incluyan la discapacidad.

How can we ensure the safety and wellbeing of children with disabilities during humanitarian crises?

Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendation #1: Improve data collection & registration for children with disabilities in humanitarian settings
Recommendation #2: Incorporate an inclusive & multi-faceted MHPSS approach to support a continuum of wellbeing
Recommendation #3: Actively encourage the contribution of children with disabilities towards disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction & child protection mechanisms
Recommendation #4: Improve coordination and planning to improve access to basic needs & safety
Recommendation #5: Strengthen education in emergency settings for children with disabilities to better cope and respond to crises