Health and education continue to be the “Achilles heel” for people with Down syndrome – responsible

Praia, Mar 20 (Inforpress) – The health and education sectors continue to be the “Achilles heel” for people with Down Syndrome in the country, said Carla Varela, president of the Down’s Syndrome Association, to Inforpress.

Carla Varela, who spoke to Inforpress in the context of World Down Syndrome Day, said Thursday that people with this type of pathology continue to suffer with the “poor hospital care” and with “exclusion in school” even being included.

“As if all the myth and prejudice that surrounds this population layer is not enough, the stimulus services such as education and health continue to hamper their right to health and education,” she said.

According to Carla Varela, children and adolescents with Down Syndrome are people who suffer from some types of characteristic diseases, such as mouthwash, earaches, anemia, obesity and skin, but when referred to the hospital, specifically to specialists, relatives face many difficulties.



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