SENADIS Conducting Census To Count Citizens With Disabilities in Panama
Tuesday, July 17 2012 @ 09:49 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: In Panama they conduct a nationwide census every ten years. It seems to me it would make sense to simply include the question "Is there anyone in this household with a disability?" Then later, the SENADIS guys would be able to come back to that same house to conduct a more in-depth interview to determine the details. But hey, what do I know? I'm just glad to see they are trying to do more to help people with disabilities - such as with the new Guardian Angel program which pays money to help those people who have disabilities, who are living in extreme poverty. If there really are more than 370,000 people with some sort of disability in Panama, that would make it about 10% of the population.