image1 220 April 2017 // The 2030 Agenda will provide a real opportunity to achieve eradication of poverty for persons with disability, only if its implementation is guided by the CRPD. In order to officially provide recommendations in line with the CRPD, the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities, which has been coordinated by the International Disability Alliance (IDA) since November 2016, has prepared an official submission paper to the High-Level Political Platform (HLPF).

photo18 April 2017 // On the European Patients’ Rights Day 2017, IF is calling attention to the problems persons with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (SBH) still face with access to healthcare, and to the need to ensure their basic human rights. As access to healthcare is a key priority for IF and its members, IF strongly supports the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) campaign on “Universal Health Coverage For All”.

7 April 2017 // The right to health for people with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (SBH) has been at the heart of IF’s work since its establishment in 1979. Traditionally, IF has been focused on access to physical health, recognising the unique healthcare needs of persons with SBH. In the recent years, however, the need to pay attention to a more global view on health, including mental health of people living with these disabilities has become obvious and urgent. In 2017, IF is beginning a new chapter in its history by exploring the mental health and wellbeing of persons with SBH and their families. This reflection paper is the first building block in this process, aiming to kick off the debate and invite opinions.

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