San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Access to health care of persons with disabilities as an indicator of equity in health systems: Research Agenda Post 2015
Tuesday 18 November 2014
Room G37/38, 1-19 Torrington Place, London
Dr Hasheem Mannan, PhD., Senior Research Fellow, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne
Timings and location:
When: Tuesday 18 November 2014, 5-7pm (to be followed by a drinks reception)
Where: Room G37-38, 1-19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HB
Addressing the right to health of persons with disabilities is a significant challenge for health systems because health services for this subgroup are interdependent on other sectors in society, such as education, employment and transportation. By considering health care access of persons with disabilities, it is possible to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the health system in terms of equity, accessibility and right to health. This paper will highlight recent developments such as the World Health Organization's Global Disability Action Plan 2014-2021 and the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases 2013-2020. In specific, the presentation will outline why and how access to health care of persons with disabilities would be an appropriate and necessary indicator of equity in health systems given that sixteen out of the twenty health conditions resulting in death and disability are Non-Communicable Diseases. The presentation will highlight findings from a range of research studies addressing access to healthcare of persons with disabilities including policy analysis and human resources for health.
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UCL Global Disability Research Group
The UCL Global Disability Research Group focuses on disability research in the areas of global health and international development. It is comprised of faculty members and students from the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre and the Institute for Global Health, which is based in the Institute of Child Health.
The research group is a partner of UCL's current Grand Challenge of Global Health initiative, and has strong interdisciplinary links with departments throughout UCL, as well as strong ties to researchers working on disability issues worldwide.