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Health Bulletin

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Sparking meaningful debate and discussion on intellectual disabilities and global health.

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In this inaugural edition of the Health Bulletin, we asked three experts inside and outside Special Olympics to share their thoughts on how we can build a universal healthcare system that is inclusive for all.

Building a Healthcare System that Leaves No One Behind

By Kristin Hughes Srour, Special Olympics
Special Olympics recognizes the urgent need for improved access to health care and disease prevention programs for people with intellectual disabilities.
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Inclusion Means a Seat at the Table

By Leia Isanhart, Catholic Relief Services
Early childhood development (ECD) interventions are critical to helping children survive and thrive.
2 Min Read

Partnerships are Key to Accelerating Access to Health Care for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

By Charles Nyambe, Special Olympics Africa
A partnership between Special Olympics and the Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action ensured people with intellectual disabilities have access to this program. To date, over 300 Special Olympics athletes have signed up.
2 Min Read


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