PAHO provides special assistance to help differently-abled persons in St. Kitts and Nevis

PAHO provides special assistance to help differently-abled persons in St. Kitts and Nevis
PAHO provides special assistance to help differently-abled persons in St. Kitts and Nevis

During the handing over ceremony held on September 24, 2021, PAHO gave a remarkable donation to the Ministry of Social Development that would be assisting differently-abled persons in St. Kitts and Nevis.

The ceremony was held at the JNF General Hospital. At the same time, addressing the ceremony Minister of Social Development Eugene Hamilton highlighted the work and praised that is being done by PAHO and thanked for the donation by PAHO.

Minister Hamilton said that PAHO has been partnering with the Ministry of Social Development so that they could make further improvements to the differently-abled person in the society. He noted that the government had received a total of 26 sonic technology super sound amplifiers to help those who could not see properly. In future with these devices could get a better picture. The donation also includes 300 earbuds, 100 first responder communication boards and four high tech picture boards. The contribution by PAHO showed their care towards the persons who are members of the differently-abled society. PAHO has been engaged in health delivery and improvement across the different areas of Latin America and the Caribbean, and he knew that they had been committed to universal health. PAHO, through their technological cooperation by serving with allies such as the Ministry of Health.

Most recently, the government passed some support to Ade’s Place, which is a private provider of services to people in disable society in St. Kitts. This support would assist them in serving their target group better. Ms Katrina Smith, PAHO’s country representative, pointed out that PAHO would be continuing to work with its diverse partners to advance the advancement of health services.

Ms Smiths said, “As disability and development are a multi-sector approach, PAHO collaborates with different agencies of the United Nations. In its technical work on disabilities, PAHO seeks to improve health equality and equity, leadership, and technical cooperation, to member states on the needs and inclusion of people with disabilities within public health programming, policies, and plans that are in line with the key regional and global human rights framework. Specifically, this involves a particular focus on five areas: promoting health equity for persons with disabilities through accessible and inclusive health systems; improving inclusive emergency preparedness and response mechanisms; strengthening the collection of data and evidence on disability; promoting inclusive development and community-based rehabilitation as a means of empowering persons with disability and their communities, and PAHO also works to strengthen habilitation, rehabilitation, and assistive technology for all persons including those with disabilities,”