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Caribbean Countries Score Goal for Inclusive Health for People with Intellectual Disabilities

November4PressRelease
Photo of SO Jamaica athletes participating in Healthy Athletes.
On Sunday 4 November, Special Olympics Jamaica hosted a Unified Football Cup for athletes in Jamaica with and without intellectual disabilities (ID), and a Train the Trainer event for 19 health care professionals in the Caribbean region, including Aruba, Belize, Cayman Islands, Guadeloupe, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Opening Ceremony remarks by the high ranking officials underscored the importance for health systems to provide access to quality health for people with ID in order to comply with the United Nations Convention on the Rights for Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and to achieve the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

For more information on this please view the press release here: http://www.specialolympics.org/RegionsPages/content.aspx?id=44053

About Me:

Rebecca Simon is the Director, Health Global External Affairs at Special Olympics International