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Foundation gives $40k worth of mobility devices to CWM Hospital

The Vodafone ATH Foundation today handed over mobility devices worth $40,000 to the CWM Hospital. Spinal Injury Association Executive Director Mr Joshko Wakaniyasi said that disability is the adverse effect of the impairment of barriers for disabled people’s organisation and civil society organisations that provide services. WAKANIYASI: “Our key focus is trying to improve the standard […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

June 14, 2016 3:17 pm

The Vodafone ATH Foundation today handed over mobility devices worth $40,000 to the CWM Hospital.

The Executive Director for Spinal Injury Association, Mr Joshko Wakaniyasi. (Peni Shute/Newswire).
The Executive Director for Spinal Injury Association, Mr Joshko Wakaniyasi. (Peni Shute/Newswire).

Spinal Injury Association Executive Director Mr Joshko Wakaniyasi said that disability is the adverse effect of the impairment of barriers for disabled people’s organisation and civil society organisations that provide services.

WAKANIYASI: “Our key focus is trying to improve the standard of living of persons with disabilities, this is a very important aspect in what we try and do to improve that standard and the other is that these equipment’s that are being handed over is to try and support institutions that to ensure that there is better care, there is a better focus for the person’s rehabilitation to try and get them back to normality.”

Mr Wakaniyasi said the partnership with the Spinal Injury Associations and the Vodafone ATH Foundation is extremely important in improving the lives of people with disabilities.

The CWM Hospital Board of Visitors and Medical Superintendent Judith Bulikoto and the Director for Amalgamated Telecomm Holdings Mr Arun Narsey during the handover this afternoon. (Nacanieli Tuilevuka/Newswire)
The CWM Hospital Board of Visitors and Medical Superintendent Judith Bulikoto and the Director for Amalgamated Telecomm Holdings Mr Arun Narsey during the handover this afternoon. (Nacanieli Tuilevuka/Newswire)

The Director of Amalgamated Telecom Holdings Mr Arun Narsey said the handover of the mobility devices marked another level of strengthened partnership with the CWM Hospital.

NARSEY: “Our partnership with Spinal Injury Association goes back to 2007 when we first provided support and today we stand to see that SIA is bringing in some $8m worth of mobility devices on an annual basis since 2010. We are aware that the needs of the community are growing due to NCD and we are happy to be able to provide support in areas that matters most.”

Mr Narsey said the Spinal Injury continues to provide support to those affected by Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD’s).

NARSEY: “Let me reiterate, according to Ministry of Health 2008 stats, 82% of the populations die between the ages of 35 to 59 whilst Spinal Injury shares that they may acquire some sort of disability before they die.”

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