Disability friendly facilities at health institutions

Disability friendly facilities at health institutions

Disability friendly facilities at health institutions.

Goromonzi health service providers have said the unavailability of disability-friendly facilities at health centers is a deterrent to quality health services for people with disabilities.

Speaking during a discussion forum organized by Deaf Zimbabwe Trust (DZT), Mashambanzou Care Trust and Disability and HIV and AIDS Trust (DHAT) at Caledonia Clinic, health service providers said there was need to ensure that health education and facilities were accessible to all by ensuring inclusivity in health institutions.

The health providers called on relevant duty bearers to avail sign language interpreters and braille facilities at all clinics and hospitals in order to fortify access to quality health care through fostering effective communication.

They added that people with disabilities should be engaged as peer educators as this would promote help-seeking behavior among the disability community. The fora also revealed challenges that were faced by both health service providers and people with disabilities as each group managed to air their grievances.

The discussion fora was meant to identify the underlying problems that prevent people with disabilities from seeking health services while also changing attitudes that averted inclusivity.

Speaking during a discussion forum organized by Deaf Zimbabwe Trust (DZT), Mashambanzou Care Trust and Disability and HIV and AIDS Trust (DHAT) at Caledonia Clinic, health service providers said there was need to ensure that health education and facilities were accessible to all by ensuring inclusivity in health institutions.

The health providers called on relevant duty bearers to avail sign language interpreters and braille facilities at all clinics and hospitals in order to fortify access to quality health care through fostering effective communication.

They added that people with disabilities should be engaged as peer educators as this would promote help-seeking behavior among the disability community. The fora also revealed challenges that were faced by both health service providers and people with disabilities as each group managed to air their grievances.

The discussion fora was meant to identify the underlying problems that prevent people with disabilities from seeking health services while also changing attitudes that averted inclusivity.

Disability friendly facilities at health institutions
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