Brussels 29 April 2015 // IF attended the IDDC General Assembly 2016 co-hosted by CBM Ireland, Plan Ireland and Sightsavers Ireland on 26-28 April 2016 in Dublin, Ireland.
As part of the IDDC General Assembly, IDDC organised a one-day IDDC workshop ‘Leaving No One Behind, Turning Goals into Actions’ which focused on the inclusive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In September 2015, the UN Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which are the most inclusive for persons with disabilities ever.
Brussels 26 April 2016 // Last week, IF’s representatives attended the official opening of the BethanyKids Children's Centre at Kijabe Hospital, Kenya. New facilities provide higher quality of clinical, post-surgery and follow-up care with an outpatient department of 10 times the capacity of the former one.
Brussels 22 April 2016 // The PUSH! Global Alliance (People United for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus) today launched its second round of Global Report Cards from Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMRO) and Western Pacific Region (WPRO) , providing country-level information on hydrocephalus and spina bifida prevention efforts, access to care, quality of life, and availability of prevalence and mortality data. See the information online at www.pu-sh.org/global-report-cards
PUSH! is the global voice for organizations worldwide working to better the lives of people living with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. The goals are to advance surveillance and prevention efforts, to improve quality of care, and to eliminate disparities in access to care, through research, communications and capacity building.