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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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Special Olympics Calls for Inclusive Access to Diabetes Care on World Diabetes Day

Special Olympics is dedicated to closing the healthcare divide for individuals with IDD by highlighting the significance of diabetes care accessibility and advocating for greater health equity.
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Special Olympics Health Messenger Barbara Njovo Speaks at the World Health Summit in Berlin

Special Olympics, ATScale, CBM Christian Blind Mission, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and Missing Billion Initiative, made a strong impression at the recent World Health Summit (WHS) held in Berlin earlier this week.
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World Health Organization Director-General Statement at Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Berlin

The World Health Organization was conceived and born in 1948 with a very simple but powerful idea: that health is a human right.
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Special Olympics Supports Recommendations of WHO Report on Health Equity for Persons with Disabilities

Recent WHO report shows that while some progress has been made in recent years, the world is still far from realizing the health rights for many persons with intellectual disabilities. Read more about the Special Olympics contributions to the recommendations of the report.
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