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Ann Costello, Executive Director of the Foundation Visits Kenya for the first time and meets with athletes and teachers
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a man with examination gloves on is performing a test while athletes and other individuals watch under an outdoor tent.
How important is it to get a second opinion? Ask any of the athletes who have received a health screening from Special Olympics. To date, Special Olympics has conducted more than 2.3 million throughout the world.
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Six professionals standing side by side in a small group for a photo.
In partnership with Special Olympics, the Golisano Foundation is working to make health, healthcare and health systems fully inclusive of people with intellectual disabilities.
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Logo for the Special Olympics World Winter Games Sweden 2021 accompanied by a photo of a skier in motion on the snow.
Fair and equal access to health care for those with intellectual disabilities is set to be a major focus of the 2021 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Sweden.
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Two young women standing in front of an Athletes Chillout Area sign at the 2019 World Games giving a peace sign and a thumbs up.
Rincy Biju and Jyothi A. participated for the first time at the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, the world's largest sports event for athletes with intellectual disabilities.
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Female athlete on the track running. Another two female athletes are in the background along with spectators in the seats.
Ecuadorian athlete Jacqueline Gilces starred in one of the most emotional moments of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
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Youth leaders and health representatives sitting and standing on stage in a group shot.
Individuals with intellectual disabilities from 20 developing countries can now hope to receive a better quality healthcare services in the next three to five years.
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Individuals with intellectual disabilities face significant challenges accessing quality health, including services, resulting in pronounced health disparities and reduced life expectancy.
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Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards recipients seated on stage: Ms. Ann Costello, Executive Director, Golisano Foundation and Nyasha Derera and Ibtihaj Muhammad both Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger at the Global Health Forum.↵↵Recipients include: Professor Kamal Bani-Hani of Jordan, Dr. Luc Marks of Belgium, Ying Feng from Hua Dong Hospital in China, Dr. Ashok Dhoble of India, Dr. Manoj Shah from The Lions Sight First Eye Hospital in Kenya, Marco Villasboa, Chairmen of the board of Special Olympics Paraguay, is accepting the award on Dr. Ferreira’s behalf, Dr. Peter Seidenberg from the United States of America.
Seven healthcare organizations and professionals who are on the frontlines of bringing essential and often unprecedented health care services to those with intellectual disabilities (ID).
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2019 Golisano Global Health Leadership Award Honorees
Special Olympics and the Golisano Foundation are proud to announce the seven recipients of the 2019 Golisano Global Health Leadership Award. The honorees are health champions in their countries whose extraordinary efforts are fulfilling the goals, values, and mission of Special Olympics’ global health program.