CBM Switzerland is pleased to announce the launch of a podcast series on disability inclusive development, hosted by the Medicus Mundi Health for All Podcast. The series portrays six people working in the field of disability inclusion. They address topics ranging from research and evidence in disability – to access to healthcare and violence against women and girls with disabilities – to digital inclusion. Every two weeks a new Episode is released between the months of September and October 2021.
The first episode features Hannah Kuper, Director of the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who speaks about the importance of data and research on disability. Disability affects 1 billion people worldwide, 80% of whom live in low- and middle-income countries. Data is scarce but has improved greatly in recent years. Yet people with disabilities lack access to health care, are more likely to be poor and more likely to be discriminated against. They often have a higher need for health care, but also more difficulties in accessing the relevant services. Systematic data collection and analysis is crucial to ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to all services. “Nothing About Us Without Us!” is as crucial in research as in other project development phases for people with disability.
You can listen to the Podcast on the Medicus Mundi website, Spotify, Apple Podcast, You Tube or Deezer. A written transcript of each episode is also provided.