Spinal injury association receives 15th consignment

Jane Savou from the Spinal Injury Association of Fiji explaining the different consumables that will be distributed to persons living with disabilities to the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa and British High Commissioner to Fiji at the FNCDP complex at Brown St in Suva today. Picture: VILIMAINA NAQELEVUKI

THE Spinal Injury Association today received its 15th consignment from the PhysioNet UK, which included mobility devices and medical consumables for persons living with disabilities in Fiji.

While officiating at the handing over ceremony today, Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa said access to mobility devices was essential for many people living with disabilities.

“Without assistive devices, people with disabilities may never be educated or be able to work, so the cycle of poverty continues for them,” Mrs Vuniwaqa said.

She said this much-awaited consignment would assist persons with disabilities who need mobility aid and medical consumables throughout Fiji.

“This will provide the much-needed assistance in ensuring that these items will be distributed meeting the needs of those within communities in Fiji.”

Mrs Vuniwaqa also acknowledged the assistance given by the British High Commission, Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation and PhysioNet UK for ensuring the consignment reached our shores to be distributed among those who needed it.


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