Cuban Leadership in Disabled People Care Highlighted
16 de marzo de 2017, 17:45Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Latin American Net for Organizations for Disabled People and their Families (RIADIS), Ana Lucia Arellano, stated Thursday that Cuba is working for the empowering and welfare of disabled people.
'Being in Cuba, and interact with the members of the Cuban Disabled and Physically Limited People Association (ACLIFIM) ratifies us there is strength in the organization of the disabled people community, and their link with the Cuban government,' she stated in her statements to Prensa Latina.
Arellano said at the 6th RIADIS Latin American and Caribbean Conference -which finishes Friday at the Havana Convention Center- that statistics and numbers on disbaled and physically limited people are not updated and disminated, so there should be a work on this aspect.
'On the ACLIFIM books, the disabled and physically limited people is counted, localized. The projects for this kind of people by the government, are getting spread througout the entire country, despite the economic limitations, and we have seen that,' she said.
She added that with every interaction of the Network, they take the inspiration of its experience of the last ones 50 years, to reproduce it and to extend it in the rest of the region.
Arellano said that Latin America, led by Heads of State like Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez and Rafael Correa, could be able to go forward, because with presidents like these, full inclusion of the persons with disability in the society, is possible.
The 6th Latin American and Caribbean Conference started on February 13, with the objective to foster strategic actions for inclusion of disabled people by using the Net and the respective governments of the countries, promote gender equality, policies to benefit young people and help people in the indigenous communities with physical or mental limitations, according to the organizers.
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