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

Health
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
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?

Stigma
Cross-cutting
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
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?

COVID-19
Health
Recommendations
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?

Health
Cross-cutting
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
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

¿Cómo apoyar la salud mental y el bienestar durante la pandemia del COVID-19?

Health
COVID-19
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Recomendación #1: Un enfoque multisectorial es necesario para afrontar los problemas de salud mental
Recomendación #2: La provisión de servicio debe ser sostenible y realizable.
Recomendación #3: Las intervenciones deben de ajustarse a la situación actual basándose en la evidencia existente y evaluando enfoques innovadores.
Recomendación #4: Más investigación es requerida para identificar cuál la provisión de servicios más adecuada y eficaz.
Recomendación #5: Fortalecer las estrategias de comunicación y la entrega de información para apoyar el bienestar de todos.

How can the health of people with disabilities in humanitarian camps be supported during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Health
COVID-19
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Learn from prior research on barriers faced by people with disabilities in humanitarian camps, to inform an inclusive COVID-19 response
Ensure the continuity of basic and specialised services for people with disabilities in camps.
Women and children with disabilities need specific consideration during the COVID-19 response in camps.
Mainstream recommendations for the containment of COVID-19 in camps need to be adapted to be disability inclusive.
A targeted approach “targeted shielding”, could ensure that people with disabilities are specifically catered for in containment measures.

How can we measure disability in research related to the COVID-19 response?

COVID-19
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Use the Washington Group Enhanced Short Set (WGES), supplemented by other tools as relevant
Dedicate sufficient resources to translation and training
Follow guidance to analyse, disaggregate, interpret and present data
Where insufficient resources exist to embed the WGES, consider alternatives but invest in pilot testing first
Include assessment of impairments or health conditions depending on the research question and resource availability
Invest in further research to strengthen identification tools for people with disabilities

How can social protection responses to COVID-19 be made disability inclusive?

Livelihood & Social Protection
COVID-19
Recommendations
Eligibility criteria should be reviewed to avoid the widespread exclusion of people with disabilities in need of support during COVID-19.
Application procedures and facilities for social protection and relief interventions must be accessible to people with all types of disabilities.
Mechanisms for delivering social protection and other must be accessible and support the agency of people with disabilities
The content of COVID-19 economic responses must be relevant to people with disabilities and adequate to meet their needs.
Social protection should be coordinated with other sectors and actors to develop complementary interventions

What do we know about how to support mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic from past infectious disease epidemics?

COVID-19
Health
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
A multi-sectoral approach is needed to address mental health issues
Service provision needs to be sustainable and feasible
Interventions must be adapted to meet the constantly changing demands of a novel health crisis
Need for rigorous research on appropriate and effective service provision
Strong communication campaigns are essential to support wellbeing and reduce disinformation

What are the key considerations for including people with disabilities in COVID-19 hygiene promotion programmes?

COVID-19
Health
Recommendations
Programme designers should conduct a rapid review of WASH-related challenges
Disability-inclusion is a key consideration when designing COVID-19 WASH programmes
People with all types of disabilities must be engaged at all stages of COVID-19 programming
Assistance needs to be provided to people with disabilities and carers
All WASH facilities and services need to be designed with accessibility and inclusion in mind
Apply a gender lens to disability inclusive WASH COVID-19 responses
Train WASH practitioners and healthcare workers on disability inclusive WASH
Learn from and document experiences to inform disability inclusive programming and policies