February 18, 2014 | SOI General: Headquarters

African Leadership Alliance on Intellectual Disabilities Announced

By Lynn Aylward

Forum participants listen to President Banda's opening remarks

Her Excellency President Joyce Banda of the Republic of Malawi announced the African Leadership Alliance on Intellectual Disabilities to engage African governments, disability, development and health organizations and other stakeholders to secure human rights and social services for people with intellectual disabilities, one of the most marginalized and overlooked groups on the plane. The Press Release gives the full story of the African leaders, Special Olympics athletes, and other stakeholders who attended the Forum.

About Lynn Aylward: I work on global health and development communications for Special Olympics.

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