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Public lecture: More than just a game: the public health impact of sport and physical activity for people with a disability

Date and Time
31st January 2018, 11:00 - 12:00
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According to the World Health Organisation, up to 15-20% of our global population are individuals with an impairment. Para sport should be seen as a tool not only for elite competitive opportunities, but also to enhance and enrich opportunities for all individuals with an impairment to lead healthy lifestyles. When we consider sport through the lens of universal design, it is easy to see how we can move the needle for global promotion.

In this public lecture from January 2018 Dr Cheri Blauwet, seven-time Paralympic medallist and instructor at Harvard Medical School, emphasises the importance of engaging all people with an impairment, from grassroots up through elite, in sport as a means of promoting population health.