EOI call to conduct Research on Primary health care as a measure factor in life expectancy of persons with intellectual disabilities.
Date: 17th December, 2023
Parent Federation of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, Nepal is the umbrella organization active in the field of Intellectual Disability Rights at the national level leading the campaign for the rights of Intellectual Disability. PFPID-Nepal was established in 2068 and has been working on policy advocacy and initiatives, and institutional and capacity development of organizations to ensure the rights and respect of people with intellectual disabilities. PFPID-Nepal is active in promoting rights initiatives and advocacy in coordination with organizations at the national and local levels, informing the parents of intellectual disabilities about their rights, and enhancing their capabilities.
The objective of the research is
- To identify the status of primary health care of persons with intellectual disabilities in context of Nepal.
- To analyze the average life expectancy of persons with intellectual disabilities in Nepal.
- To identify the relation of primary health care and its impact on life expectancy.
PFPID-Nepal seeks research advisor to conduct research on Primary health care as a measure factor in life expectancy of persons with intellectual disabilities. A higher incidence of communicable and non-communicable diseases is found in persons with disabilities compared to persons without disabilities. This includes conditions such as tuberculosis, diabetes, stroke, sexually transmitted infections or cardiovascular problems. A major factor for the increased morbidity among persons with disabilities is their limited or delayed access to health services”. Whereas, in context of Nepal there are no any concrete evidences that explains the growing numbers of elder persons with intellectual disabilities. People with intellectual disabilities experience health inequalities. Death occurs at a younger age and the prevalence of long-term morbidities is higher than in the general population. Despite this, their primary healthcare access rates are lower than the general population, their health needs are often unmet, and their views and experiences are frequently overlooked in research, policy, and practice. Therefore, the research on this issue is very important and can act as base for further strategical pans and implementation in sector of health in Nepal while working with persons with intellectual disabilities. Moreover, this can also be helpful in identifying the loopholes in the primary health care of persons with IDs.
PFPID-Nepal invites “Expression of Interest” (EOI), for potential consultancy/firm to conduct research in Primary health care as a measure factor in life expectancy of persons with intellectual disabilities. Interested and capable consultancy/firm having experience in providing the services as stated above are invited to submit their application with a subject “EOI to conduct Primary health care as a measure factor in life expectancy of persons with intellectual disabilities” to the email email@example.com .
Please submit your application no later than, 25th December 2023. For further information please check the TOR attached with this link