A thoughtful interview for the health magazine “Patients for Patient Safety and the Right to Health” conducted by Garance Upham, the dynamic Chair of the disability and economics circle of the People’s Health Movement reminded me a few days ago about the requirement to keep improving the public health and public policy responses to the needs of people living with disability.
It is clear that all of us – patients, families, public officials, non-governmental organizations, media, and international health organizations – have a crucial role to play on that endeavour. Certainly, every one of us can make a difference. The case of Van Phillips is especially illustrative: an amputee since he was 21 years-old, Mr. Phillips devoted himself to improve prosthetic design with dramatic results. But he is not resting on his laurels, and presently is working on designing a better prosthesis for victims of land mines. Allow to me share with you an interesting article about his very commendable work published by The New York Times on 2 July, 2008: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/02/sports/olympics/02cheetah.html
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