disability intergroup logo 26 April 2017 // Today the European Parliament Disability Intergroup discusses the progress on CRPD implementation at the EU level. In this connection, IF publishes its response to the Progress report of the European Disability Strategy (2010-2020). This position paper focuses on 3 main topics:

SDG Logo30 March 2017 // After the 2030 Agenda was adopted by the United Nations in September 2015, many topics need to be addressed to fulfil the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Discussions take place in Ottawa and Brussels today and tomorrow to move the agenda forward. The European Union (EU) has been preparing indicators to measure the achievement of the SDGs at European level.

Carla Uganda sm28 March 2017 // IF volunteer from the first hour, Dr. Carla Verpoorten, has been honoured for her dedication to the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus community with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Spina Bifida Association (SBA) of America. The award was presented to her during SBA's 3rd World Congress on Spina Bifida Research and Care by Dr. Ana Jiménez from Costa Rica. Dr. Carla Verpoorten is a retired neuro-paediatrician who started coordinated care for Spina Bifida at the university hospital of Leuven (Belgium) where she worked for over 30 years. She advised the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF) in its efforts to develop lifelong care for its target group in countries of the Global South.

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