Studies

What makes the difference in people’s lives when they have a mental disorder?

Abstract Objectives The objective of this study was to identify which environmental factors are the most responsible for the disability experienced by persons with mental disorders and whether they differ (1) from those in cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory conditions, diabetes, and cancer, and (2) depending on the capacity level-a proxy for the impact of health […]

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Association between race/ethnicity and disability status and receipt of vaccines

Association between race/ethnicity and disability status and receipt of vaccines

Did you know that your disability status/race could determine your access to certain vaccines ?  A study done in Florida indicates that some Individuals living with a disability or are a member of a certain racial/ethnic group may be at heightened risk for not receiving important vaccinations. Click here to read more Source: Disability and Health […]

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Call to Participate and Disseminaten GloSYS Africa Project

Call to Participate and Disseminaten GloSYS Africa Project

Global Young Academy<https://globalyoungacademy.net> (GYA) recently launched the Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) Africa survey. The GloSYS project investigates the context in which early-career researchers today work, and the challenges and  motivations that shape their career trajectories. For easy access, the study is linked here in English<https://glosys.typeform.com/to/Cup20s> and in French<https://glosys.typeform.com/to/OU68Eg>. Any person who has completed a […]

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Uganda’s compliance with  international legal regimes is wanting, says study

Uganda’s compliance with international legal regimes is wanting, says study

The Government of Uganda still has a long way to go  in ensuring that her interventions towards inclusiveness meet both the national and international legal regimes, a study titled Disability Demands conducted by the Country’s National Umbrella Organization for Persons with Disabilities reveals.  According to the study, there are still  glaring gaps in the government’s […]

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“Disability and Inclusion in Africa: The Role of Assistive Technology”

“Disability and Inclusion in Africa: The Role of Assistive Technology”

Ensuring universal access to essential and affordable assistive technology will be crucial in the attainment of the development agenda for the  decades ahead, a report  by AfriNEAD, says. The further argues that overcoming impairments, eliminating barriers to enable persons with disabilities to actively participate and become productive members of society is one of the many […]

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Inclusive Education in Uganda: Best Practices

Inclusive Education in Uganda: Best Practices

There is a lack of research into what works in Inclusive Education (IE) in Uganda, a recent study has found. Yet with children with disabilities (CwDs) constituting only 1.79% of total school enrollment, serious attention is needed to ‘ensure learning opportunities for all’ (SDG4), a study reveals further. Follow the link to download the study.

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CBR Research as Part of Community Development

Over the past 25 years, many developing countries have initiated CBR projects.  Articles on CBR have been published in international journals indicating that CBR has become an accepted approach in supporting people with disabilities, in their own community.  Exploration of these articles indicates that the research base for this assumption remains weak, Harry Finkenflügel, Servious […]

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