World Down Syndrome Day

Dear EMSAi,

On the 21st March, we chose to raise awareness about Down Syndrome.

The estimated incidence of Down Syndrome is between 1 in 1,000 to 1 in 1,100 live births worldwide. Each year approximately 3,000 to 5,000 children are born with this chromosome disorder.

The quality of life of people with Down Syndrome can be improved by meeting their health care needs. Individuals with Down Syndrome can achieve optimal quality of life through parental care and support, medical guidance and community based support systems like inclusive education at all levels. This facilitates their participation in mainstream society and the fulfillment of their personal potential.

On the link below, you may find one example of a person with Down Syndrome breaking the stereotypes: a fashion designer.

For us, as future medical practitioners, the Down Syndrome is a controversial subject that we will definitely encounter. What do you think our stand should be?

#MyVoiceMyComunity

Source: http://www.un.org

Fashion Designer Takes The World By Storm

Isabella Springmühl, a Guatemalan designer with Down Syndrome is taking the fashion world by storm.

Posted by Cultura Colectiva + on Sunday, February 5, 2017

 

 

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