Annabella Azin will be the first wife of a presidential candidate to show us a brief of her work plan within a series of publications that will stage the role of each of the wives of the candidates if they become First Lady.
She is a special case, because if she becomes first lady, she will also be the Vice President of the Republic, because of her candidacy as binomial of her husband, Alvaro Noboa, representing the PRIAN (List 7).
Ecuador Times collects the eight candidates’ plans on their race towards Carondelet Palace, ranging between taking a job in the social area, to staying out of public management.
Annabella Azin, PRIAN List 7: Rescuing the INFA and working on prevention
Annabella Azin has been married to Alvaro Noboa for 25 years with whom she has four children: Daniel, Juan Sebastian, Carla and Santiago; she is a doctor by profession and as such, she directs the social work of the Cruzada Nueva Humanidad Foundation, chaired by Alvaro Noboa, where he contributes, using his own money, in health, providing microcredits, implements to people with special needs and giving support to strengthen Ecuadorian families. For 15 years she has joined Alvaro Noboa in a political mission that led her to be the most voted deputy in 2006, Assembly member in 2008, and a candidate for the vice presidency on two ocassions.
She says that if she reaches the Government, she would be vice president and first lady and also believes that both roles are complementary. “It is the image that the Ecuadorian people have of the first family, which is ruling the country’s destiny.” She says that as first lady she will rescue and improve the function of INFA (Institute for Children and Families wich was recently transferred by the Government to the Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion) and expand the scope of the Manuela Espejo Mission, which was improved by the current Vice President Lenin Moreno.
Her proposal is to revive the INFA so it can return its social work of providing care for the family and incorporate people with disabilities and their families, in medical and psychological areas. “We have to give support to children who have been hurt and abused and live in loneliness because their parents have migrated,” she says.
The Manuela Espejo Mission, says, managed to map and find the amount and type of disabilities in Ecuador. Her challenge is to do some research to find the causes and prevent those that were acquired due to illness, a job or a traffic accident. She intends to fasten the issuance of the 2013 license for people with disabilities and integrate new physicians for the evaluation processes.
Tomorrow: Ximena Bohorquez, PSP List0 3: Reconciliation and to reform the INFA