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Raising the Profile of Disability Inclusion at the 77th World Health Assembly

Every year, representatives from Ministries of Health around the world gather in Geneva, Switzerland for the World Health Assembly (WHA)—the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition to the official WHA proceedings at the prestigious Palais des Nations, the global health community capitalizes on this nexus of influencers and decision-makers to host numerous meetings and events to amplify important health issues.
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Emotions, and Tears, Spill Over When Hearing for the Very First Time

Special Olympics Papua New Guinea athlete Samatha Maisa, who was born deaf, hears for the first time after being fitted with a hearing aid by Starkey Hearing.
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Commit To Change: Leaving No One Behind

At Special Olympics, we’re not just about sports. We are agents of change, stepping up for a more inclusive world—one in which everyone has the opportunity to lead meaningful and well-rounded lives.
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Special Olympics Announces New Rosemary Collaboratory Initiative to Help Strengthen Health Systems to Include those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Rosemary Kennedy inspired Eunice Kennedy Shriver to found Special Olympics, and Special Olympics is excited to further honor her memory with the newly launched Rosemary Collaboratory.
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Global Coalition for Inclusion Signed in Ghana and Seychelles

Special Olympics Ghana hosted the first signing in the Special Olympics (SO) Africa Region of the Global Coalition for Inclusion with the Republic of Ghana on 27 November 2023.
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Dr. Carlos Chacón's Visionary Journey

Ecuadorian pioneer has brought improved eye health and vision care to Special Olympics athletes for over two decades thanks to support of Lions Clubs International Foundation
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Special Olympics’ Kim Widdess Talks All Things Inclusion on COMCAST Newsmakers

The following is an excerpt from COMCAST Newsmakers’ story, Special Olympics: Creating a World of Inclusion Through Sports.
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Inclusion, Solidarity and Sport - New Model for a New Time

Early November, on the island of Bonaire, a Local Organizing Committee, together with the national government of the Netherlands invested in a new, innovative, and transformative model of development through sport programming for youth with intellectual and development disabilities.
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Special Olympics and American Council on Exercise Form Partnership

Special Olympics and American Council on Exercise have partnered to build awareness and capacity within the fitness industry to support the inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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Higher ‘Happiness Levels’ and Self-Confidence among Outcomes as Three-Year Sport Initiative Nears Finish

More than 5,000 children with intellectual disabilities have seen an improvement in their overall happiness, motor and social skills as a result of the EEA and Norway Grants-funded project.
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