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Speaker: Professor Hannah Kuper, Co-director of the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Globally, there are 1.3 billion people with disabilities. Evidence consistently shows that they are at greater risk of poor health and face multiple barriers in accessing healthcare. Consequently, they experience a 10 to 20 year shorter life expectancy.
This talk will show the evidence for the health gap experienced by people with disabilities. It will then outline how we can create disability-inclusive health systems, and how this will make health services work better for all.
About the speaker
Professor Kuper is co-founder of the Missing Billion Initiative.
She is an epidemiologist by training, and her main focus is on health and healthcare access of people with disabilities in low and middle-income countries.
She is an NIHR Global Research Pro.
The Missing Billion report is available online.
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