The Nigerian government has indicated interest in using glossary for sexual and reproductive health in Nigeria Sign-language as part of a curriculum in FCT School of Nursing.
This was disclosed by the executive director of Deaf Women Aloud Initiative (DWAI) Hellen Udoye Beyioku-Alase in a statement on Thursday.
The glossary for sexual and reproductive health in Nigeria Sign-language was recently launched by DWAI on December, 2020 to bridge the communication gap between health workers and Deaf women/girls in health institutions.
Beyioku-Alase stated “Our goal is that women and girls have access to health services and information with sign-language without barriers.”
The glossary which is the first of its kind in Nigeria, and Africa according to Beyioku-Alase, has continued to receive accolades both in home and abroad.
As reward for her activities on the glossary, Beyioku-Alase was certified as Alumni of Disability, Sexuality and Rights Online Institute (DSROI) 2020.
She was also inaugurated by Hon. Minister of State, FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu as members of the FCT Emergency Maternal, New born, Child & Adolescent Health Plus Nutrition activities in FCT.
“I am happy to gain more experiences and to improve on my work as a Disability advocate for Deaf women and girls”. Beyioku-Alase said.