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Global child health: Screening and interventions for children with disabilities

Global child health: Screening and interventions for children with disabilities

Research understanding the lives of children with disabilities in low-income and middle-income countries has predominantly focused on prevalence studies with little progress on evidence-based service development. At the same time, global attention in child health has shifted from child survival strategies to those that bring child survival and development together. Aisha Yousafzai, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan, has led a review in May's ADC which examines whether intervention research can be better aligned with current theoretical constructs of disability and international guidelines that advocate for the realisation of rights for children with disabilities and inclusive early childhood development. ADC global health editor Nick Brown asks her about the conclusions.Read the full paper:Moving beyond prevalence studies: screening and interventions for children with disabilities in low-income and middle-income countries http://goo.gl/ISp259

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