The Committee on the Rights of the Child announced that it would team up with the Education and Health ministries in order to assist children suffering from diabetes on Wednesday after a meeting of the committee on the issue of helping children with chronic diseases in the education system.

The discussion, which took place with the participation of parents of diabetic children and representatives of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, focused on the particular problem of education assistants for children with diabetes in schools.

According to the JDRF, the assistants, who are hired by local authorities are often not qualified for the job or did not undergo any special training.

The Committee pledged to promote effective communication between the Education and Health Ministries, local authorities and the JDRF and called on the Ministry of Education to work to improve the services available to diabetic children.

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