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Group Launches Pathway For PWDs To Access Primary Health Care In Karimajiji Community

by Inclusive News Network

Advocacy for Women with Disabilities Initiative has launched an accessible pathway to create easy access to persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the community particularly those that reside in Karimajiji Disability Colony, to better the lives of persons with disabilities in the community.

The event was in commemoration of the international day of persons with disabilities with the theme “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fueling an accessible and equitable world“.

The project also created an opportunity for the training of thirty (30) Health Care workers in FCT including the PHC Karimajiji for better and improved quality health care services to Persons with Disabilities preferences and choices, provide non-discriminatory and respectful treatment, and address stigmatizing attitude towards persons with disabilities especially women and girls.

The Executive director of AWWDI, Patience Ogolo-Dickson said the organisation was concerned with the level of awareness and importance of accessing the PHC facilities by the community of persons with disabilities, UNFPA supported a one-day sensitization, that gathered major stakeholders to the community such as the Country Representative of the UNFPA, FCT, the Community Leader of Disability Colony, other community leaders and the media.

The groups shared their views on the need for all stakeholders including families and communities to have a collective in the advocacy efforts to promote persons with disabilities access to health care.

They also shared that the range of services available to the general population must also be accessible to persons with all types of disability. Care must also be taken to meet the health needs of those with invisible disabilities, particularly those with psychosocial disabilities and other mental health conditions. Ensuring optimal mental health is an integral part of health service provision

INN reports that the community of persons with disabilities in Karimanjiji were filled with joy and moments of happiness with the presence of many stakeholders to commission the PHC access and sensitization in the community about the PHC Disability enabled facilities.

The Disability Colony was created by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to cater for the needs of persons with disabilities within the Karimajiji community, The FCT administration was a major partner in actualizing the project.

The Disability Colony experiences other challenges in accessing health care services such as the road that leads to the facility and the community, this was mentioned by the community head seeking help to the major road that will help them access the PHC better.

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