The Disable People Association of Solomon Islands have launched an European funded project aimed at producing sustainable and meaningful change for the rights of People with disabilities.
President of People with Disability Solomon Islands Simon Dolaiano said “The funding provided by the EU and the partnership aims to produce sustainable and meaningful change for the rights of people with disabilities.”
“We do appreciate the support of the European Union, and be rest assured that my Board and Management Team will implement to the best of our capabilities in the project for the maximum benefit of DPASI as an organisation, our affiliates and disability members.”
European Union Ambassador to the Pacific Sujiro Seam urged the Disable People Association of Solomon Islands not to celebrate to long but to quickly move into the implement part.
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Pauline mcneil said the EU presence in the country came at the right time as the country has just recovered from covid-19 in the last two years.
Mcneil said in terms of Universal rights it means the services regardless of the status of the person.
The EU funded project for the PWDSI is much appreciated and news which I have long awaited to see help forthcoming for the local people handicapped by disability.
I very much wish similar kind of help will be initiated to enable former patients of the NRH, left without a leg or a foot following surgery after succumbing to diabetes, be fitted with an artificial limb and a rehabilitation workshop be fully established and equipped to manufacture and custom fit prosthetics to the hundreds of former NRH patients that have waited so very long, some for several years, for their rightfull rehabilitation.
Thank you EU for the assistance now being given to the PWDSI.