Evidence in Global Disability and Health

Hyderabad conference brought together researchers, doctors, fieldworkers, and activists
Photo: The Hyderabad conference on evidence in disability and health brought together researchers and activists.

On 26th and 27th February 2018, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) together with the Public Health Foundation India and the International Centre for Evidence in Disability organised an International Conference on “Evidence in Disability and Health” in Hyderabad.

The conference saw a convergence of distinguished personnel comprised of researchers, doctors, academicians, social workers, activists from around the world working in the field of disability who shared their diverse perspectives and personal accounts of the disability status, policy framework, disability in the light of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), social and clinical intervention strategies and their corresponding impact in their respective fields.

Mr. Carmo Noronha, Executive Director of Bethany Society, Meghalaya, India, gave a presentation titled, "We only segregate garbage" highlighting the importance and sustainability of Community Based Rehabilitation strategy as opposed to an institution based rehabilitation and intervention mode - a great name for the presentation, because Bethany Society works on the inclusion of persons with disabilities as well as the separation of waste. 

You can find more information on the conference here: http://disabilitycentre.lshtm.ac.uk/2018-international-conference/