Most of the geographically isolated island nations in the Caribbean have small populations and low gross national product. As such, many lack important medical and community services. Difficulties are compounded when attempting to care for children with special needs and genetic disorders such as Down syndrome. International charitable organizations can help to provide much needed specialty medical care. Community associations can encourage local relationship building and education. Collaborative efforts with well-funded laboratories can help to deliver molecular characterization for individuals who have genetic disorders. With community and volunteer effort, a higher standard of care is obtainable in underserved communities.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part C: Seminars in Medical Genetics|
|State||Published - Dec 2020|
- community organizations
- Down syndrome
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