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Opinion: Time to Bring People with Disabilities into Development

Dr Jill Hanass-Hancock and Professor Jim Whitman

Throughout the world, people with disabilities are often ignored, sidelined or effectively disenfranchised - “out of sight, out of mind”, as it were.’ However, there is one arena in which one would expect the opposite: development thinking and planning. After all, the mainstays of development — education, health, employment and participation in society on an equal basis with others — are a constant struggle for people with disabilities, who comprise 15% of the world’s population [1].  Yet our thinking about the relationship between disability and human development remains stuck in a charity niche, an afterthought to ‘the big issues’. What we should rightly regard as a scandal is also a simmering crisis.  Read more.

AJAR special issue: contextualising structural factors in HIV prevention

AJAR Special Issue: Contextualising Structural Factors in HIV Prevention

A special issue of AJAR on the structural drivers of HIV has just been published. Based on a series of papers drawn from the 3rd Structural Drivers of HIV Conference, co-hosted by HEARD in Cape Town last year, papers in this edition address the importance of understanding the broader social, cultural, economic and environmental factors affecting HIV transmission, and the contextual complexities of adapting and implementing HIV and AIDS interventions to different settings. Click here for more information.

HEARD's Quarterly Newsletter Out Now

HEARD Quarterly Newsletter Out Now

The latest issue of HEARD News looks into the public health challenge caused by mobile populations, we reveal the experiences of young women trying to access child support grants in South Africa, discuss whether economic interventions work in preventing HIV, and much more. Read the full issue here and sign up here for future issues.

International AIDS Society/Steve Forrest

HEARD at International AIDS Conference: Day 5

What are the financial losses associated with the investment in training as a result of HIV and AIDS deaths? Health Systems Strengthening programme leader Gavin George discussed the effect of HIV on private sector investment in employee training and development on day five of the 20th International AIDS Conference. 


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