Brussels 03 November 2015 // The International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF) will hold the IF African workshop on November 5-7, 2015 at Fringilla Lodge in Lusaka, Zambia.
The goal of the workshop, under the theme, Lifelong Care, is to improve the quality of life of those born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and to decrease the prevalence of these conditions by primary prevention.
Speakers include Ms Kordelia Fischer-Borchert, Mr Ambrose Gashanga, and Ms Carla Verpoorten, among many others, who will provide skills for taking actions and raising awareness of lifelong care, rehabilitation and coordination of care.
Brussels 30 October 2015 // Each year the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is celebrated December 3 to promote an understanding of the rights and needs of people with disabilities and to foster their inclusion in society. The first International Day of Persons with Disabilities was held in 1992. Over one billion people in the world live with some sort of disability, and 80% of them are living in developing countries. Measures should be taken to improve equality, to increase participation and to protect the dignity of persons with disabilities.
Brussels 29 October 2015 // On October 27, 2015, during the 70th Session of the General Assembly, Catalina Devandas, Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, presented her first report on the right to social protection for persons with disabilities to ensure people with disabilities can make their own choices, to facilitate school and work integration and to change the attitude toward people with disability.