The trustees of Spirit would like to mark the annual World Spinal Cord Injury Day taking place this Sunday, 5th September 2021.
The day is observed by the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) with the intention of increasing awareness among the general public of spinal cord injury (SCI).
It is hoped greater awareness will facilitate a more inclusive life for people with disability and ensure greater chances of success for SCI injury prevention programmes.
The theme for 2021 is Covid-19 and SCI: Staying healthy with the help of Telecommunication and Telehealth
Since its inception on 5th September 2016, the ‘Spinal Cord Injury Day’ has been meeting an increasing success around the world, under different slogans: ‘Yes We Can’ in 2017, ‘Stop Spinal Cord Injury’ in 2018, ‘Living life to the fullest’ in 2019, and ‘Covid-19 and SCI: Staying well’ in 2020.
When choosing the slogan last year, we thought we had seen the worst of the pandemic.
Unfortunately, Covid-19 is still a major concern, affecting the lives of millions of people around the world and posing challenges in providing health care.
World SCI Day is organised by ISCoS (International Spinal Cord Injury Society).
ISCoS promotes the highest standards of care for spinal cord injured throughout the world and through its medical and multi disciplinary team of professionals ISCoS endeavours to foster education, research and clinical excellence.
To read more about World Spinal Cord Injury Day follow this link – https://www.iscos.org.uk/sci-day