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Zimbabwe embarks on HIV and AIDS peer counseling training for people with disabilities

nascoh November 4, 2014

Zimbabwe has scored a first in health interventions by becoming one of the few countries in the world to implement a mainstream HIV and AIDS peer counseling training programme for people with disabilities  that is running from January 2014 to December 2016. The three-year ground-breaking programme, funded by Global Fund, which began in earnest in… Continue Reading »

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More than half of Zimbabwe’s polling stations inaccessible to people with disabilities

nascoh October 29, 2013

More than half of Zimbabwe’s 9 735 polling stations are inaccessible to people with disabilities, particularly wheelchair users and others with a variety of mobility impairments, thus effectively sidelining people with disabilities from exercising their constitutional right to vote in the country’s elections.   An IFES-sponsored polling station assessment of a  total of 1 631… Continue Reading »

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Web update, 4th year- 2012

nascoh October 29, 2013

The ongoing programme on “Enfranchising people with disabilities (PWDs) to exercise their constitutional right to vote and facilitating their inclusion in governance systems”; which is grounded on providing voter education to PWDs, training them as election observers, facilitating positions of authority for them and ensuring accessibility to polling stations,   continues to make tremendous headway… Continue Reading »

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STATEMENT BY THE CHAIRPERSON OF NASCOH, GODFREY MAJONGA ON COPAC FINAL DRAFT CONSTITUTION REGARDING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

nascoh October 29, 2013

Following the publication of the Copac Final Draft Constitution, NASCOH continues to be inundated with calls from people with disabilities across the whole social spectrum who view the disability provisions as skewed and lacking in a number of respects that impinge on the success of disability inclusion efforts in the country. Issues that have been… Continue Reading »

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People with disabilities sidelined in global HIV and AIDS fund intervention – once again

nascoh October 29, 2013

As has become the norm in mainstream national interventions, disability has been sidelined once again in the Global fund 2014 -2016 round to combat HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, cementing a disability-exclusion trend that started in 2002 with the inception of the Global Fund intervention in Zimbabwe.   The Executive Director of the National… Continue Reading »

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