- Iceland´s initiative praised
Auður Guðjónsdóttir, OR nurse and chairman of the Institute of Spinal Cord Injury Iceland – ISCI met WHO Regional Director for Europe Mrs Zsuzsanna Jakab and handed over 5000 signatures from residents in the nordic countries challenging the World Health Organisation to make every effort to ensure the launch of international efforts to seek a cure for spinal cord injuries.
Last december during the TV campaign “the paralyzed puppet” which was broadcasted concurrently in Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Faroe Islands, Finland and Norway and lasted over a 3 weeks period about 5000 signatures were collected in a nordic petition challenging WHO to launch international efforts in the field of spinal cord injuries.
Mrs Jakab praised the icelandic initiative and assured Mrs Guðjónsdóttir that all propositions will be carefully reviewed.
The Institute of Spinal Cord Injury Iceland – ISCI operates an international database of innovations in spinal cord injury treatments. The web based database is in English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese.