Fifteen medical specialists and NGO
representatives participated in a roundtable as part of Special Olympics
Romania and UNICEF cooperation.
In 2013 Special Romania and
UNICEF signed an agreement that included as one of the objectives to improve
the quality of life for children with disabilities by promoting healthy
behaviors. Strategies included setting up of a network of specialists that
could offer quality health services for children with disabilities, training
for medical specialists and organizing sports events. In November 2013 the
two entities discussed cooperation in northeastern Romania, where UNICEF
implements a community program. On 17 March 2014 Special Olympics Romania
organized a roundtable discussion in one of those communities: Piatra-Neamt.
The roundtable was attended by 15 participants including doctors, nurses,
physical therapists, NGO representatives and state institutions, and UNICEF.
Special Olympics Romania presented a plan to organize Regional Games in April
in Piatra-Neamt where 150 children and adults with intellectual disabilities
will be provided with health screenings.
About Roxana Ossian: Roxana Ossian is Family Support Network and Young Athletes
Program Director for Special Olympics Romania.