Disabled call for family planning inclusion
2 October 2018
John Murwira in CHINHOYI
People living with disabilities are bemoaning low inclusion and access to family planning methods.
They are calling all stakeholders involved in family planning methods to consider their plight as there are not immune to problems associated with failed access to the services.
Addressing Mashonaland West Provincial Family Planning Forum, provincial chairperson for people living with disabilities Jonathan Bozho said:
“As disabled people we are calling upon organisations who come to our communities to include us in their programmes so that we also benefit from these programmes like what others are benefiting.
“Some of the organisations just come to use us, others they don’t even recognise us in their planning, we are calling for active involvement and that will help us receive these services,” he said
Zimbabwe National Family Planning provincial manager, Getrude Katsande said there are efforts to make sure that there is no gap when it comes to access to family planning methods.
“We are trying all means to make sure that we reach every community in as far as contraceptives and family planning methods are concerned.
“Our teams are navigating even the peripheral areas like Negande and Mola to make sure they access these services.”
Katsande urged people living with disabilities to also come upfront and participate in matters to do with family planning methods.