End the Cycle is a community awareness initiative promoting the human rights and empowerment of people with disabilities living in the world’s poorest countries. This website provides background information about the cycle of poverty and disability, highlights personal stories, and provides links to useful publications and related resources. Details are also provided about how to get involved with the initiative
"The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, known more commonly as ICF, is a classification of health and health-related domains. These domains are classified from body, individual and societal perspectives by means of two lists: a list of body functions and structure, and a list of domains of activity and participation. Since an individual’s functioning and disability occurs in a context, the ICF also includes a list of environmental factors. The ICF is WHO's framework for measuring health and disability at both individual and population levels"
This website contains up-to-date and easy-to-access data by country on HIV & AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other key health and socio-economic indicators. The data are displayed in tables, charts, and colour-coded maps and can be downloaded for custom analyses. This is a companion site to GlobalHealthReporting.org
STAKES is an expert Finnish agency in the field of social welfare and health care that produces information and expertise for policymakers and other stakeholders. STAKES main functions are research, development and statistics. This website contains information about the agency as well as topic specific information about health services, social services, welfare policy, living conditions, childhood and family, older people, disability, mental health, and alcohol and drugs. Links are provided to related publications and updates
"This portal is a tool to promote health equity amongst different socio-economic groups in the European Union. Here, you can find information on policies and interventions to promote health equity within and between the countries of Europe, via the socio-economic determinants of health. "The information presented is the result of the collaboration of a wide range of health and social actors in the EU, that have come together in the context of a pan-European initiative that aims to stimulate action for greater health equity." DETERMINE is an initiative from 2007-2010 to take forward the work of the World Health Organization's Commission on the Social Determinants of Health
Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is an organisation for women with all types of disabilities in Australia that aims to increase awareness of, and address issues faced by, women with disabilities in the community. This website contains information about the organisation policies, reports and publications, stories and poems, and links to WWDA’s newsletter and email forum. A section is also highlighted for resources relating to specific gender and disability issues. This website is useful for people interested in women with disabilities
"IDEA is the first international advocacy organization whose leadership is primarily made up of individuals who have personally faced the challenges of leprosy, also called Hansen’s disease...IDEA is dedicated to the principle that individuals whose lives have been challenged by leprosy, have the right to full and equal participation in society, including the right to equal justice, equal opportunity, and equal dignity without discrimination." This website provides information about campaigns, projects and related links to newsletters, resources and other resources
Part of the website of the Asian Development Bank, this section provides information on disability and development workshops that ADB has organised in Manila and on disability projects it supports - for example an employment project in Mongolia. ADB documents on disability can be found by typing 'disability' in the website search box
The Disability KaR programme is part of the UK Department for International Development's (DfID) broader programme to eliminate poverty in poor countries. This website provides information about the programme, research reports and publications produced as part its activities and signposts useful information sources on disability issues. It also includes a useful synthesis of 'Lessons from the Disability Knowledge and Research Programme'
This website offers information and in-depth reports on different aspects of the social determinants of health. The determinants include unemployment, unsafe workplaces, urban slums, globalization and lack of access to health systems. The major areas of work reflected on this site include global initiatives, knowledge networks, civil society and country action
This website reviews, monitors and creates social protection policy designed to foster growth and development. The Centre for Social Protection aims to advance thinking and practice by: examining theoretical and applied research; providing advice to policy makers to help design policy and implement programmes; evaluate social protection interventions; deliver training courses; and share learning. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in policy development, advocacy and social protection
The World Diabetes Foundation supports the prevention and treatment of diabetes in developing countries through partnerships. This website presents information about the Foundation, their key focus areas, global projects and stories from the field
The World Heart Federation urges greater action from policy makers, healthcare professionals, patient organizations and individuals to work together to reduce the burden of heart disease and stroke, and ensure people all over the world can have longer and better lives. This website presents information about the federation, activities and members, as well as background information about cardio-vascular health. Details about related congress and events, publications and press are also provided
Source e-bulletin on Disability and Inclusion