Toyota Signs Agreement to Become Global Partner of Special OlympicsNovember 16, 2017
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Special Olympics International to become a Global Partner.
Caribbean Countries Score Goal for Inclusive Health for People with Intellectual DisabilitiesNovember 04, 2017
The Unified Football Cup, hosted by Special Olympics Jamaica on 4 November, brought together 300 athletes with and without intellectual disabilities.
During the cup, Special Olympics trained 19 health workers in the Caribbean on how to provide year-round quality care to people with intellectual disabilities in their home communities.
Representatives from UN agencies, Ministry of Health of Jamaica, health workers from the region, and Special Olympics Programs throughout the Caribbean participated in the Opening Ceremony, demonstrating the importance of sports and a health systems’ response to improve access to quality health for people with intellectual disabilities, in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
By improving access to health care for people with ID in the Caribbean, health systems in the region move closer to achieving universal health coverage as recommended by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Strategy for Universal Access to Health and Universal Health Coverage.