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Author archives: Fred Smith

A large crowd of people standing in a conference hall with a banner promoting the Africa Health Agenda International Conference.

Five takeaways from the Africa Health Agenda conference

The conference, in Rwanda, brought together more than 1,500 participants from all kinds of sectors, all working on ways of ensuring better health outcomes for everyone.

Fred Smith, March 2019

Rights during disasters: what about women with disabilities?

I’d like to draw attention to the rights of women during disasters.

Fred Smith, March 2016
A man stands beside a corrugated iron dwelling.

A welcome step towards disability-inclusive disaster risk management

Bangladesh is one of the world's most hazard-affected countries, but there is a lack of disability-inclusive practice in all stages of disaster management.

Fred Smith, December 2015
A teenage boy wearing dark glasses smiling and sitting a a desk in a classroom.

We can also make change

"If you have a strong livelihood or access to resources you are generally less vulnerable to the impacts of a hazard than someone who does not."

Fred Smith, November 2013