Study on the Disabled Ends in Ecuador

Study on the Disabled Ends in EcuadorQuito, Jul 9. -The solidarity mission Manuela Espejo, formed by Cuban and Ecuadorian doctors, completed on Friday its bio-psychological, clinical and genetic study of disabilities in Santa Elena province, having studied 21 of Ecuador's 25 provinces.

The solidarity mission headed by Ecuadorâ�Ös Vice Presidency will present the results of its investigation in Vicente Rocafuerte park in Santa Elena on Friday.

The mission comprises more than 500 people; 200 are Cuban specialists, 100 are Ecuadorian doctors, and the rest are military guides, community leaders and support staff. Their investigation covered the whole province.

In Santa Clara, the mission identified 4,815 disabled people after visiting 11,905 homes.

Clinical genetics specialists visited 140 homes and identified 328 serious cases involving disabled individuals who live in abject poverty.

About 719,312 homes were visited by the Cuban solidarity team, which identified a total of 173,010 disabled people in the 21 provinces visited.

Those provinces are Cotopaxi, Carchi, Esmeraldas, Sucumbíos, Imbabura, Napo, Manabí, Los Ríos, Orellana, Pastaza, Morona Santiago, Zamora Chinchipe, Loja, Azuay, Cañar, Bolívar, Chimborazo Tungurahua, Santo Domingo, El Oro and Santa Elena.