Deaf Zim Rolls Out Nationwide Sign Language Training For Nurses

DEAF Zimbabwe Trust (DZT) says the just ended training whereby 35 nurses from Harare City council clinics received sign language training, was the beginning of a nationwide project which would bridge the communication gap between deaf people and health care workers. By Michael Gwarisa In an Interview with HealthTimes, Deaf Zimbabwe Executive Director Barbra Nyangairi said deaf people were having numerous challenges in accessing basic health care services, hence the need for capacity building and training of health care personal. “The training was motivated by the need to increase access…

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Zim Electoral system Not Disability Friendly

ORGANISATIONS representing people living with disabilities (PLWDs) in Zimbabwe have implored  government and organisations responsible for organising and managing elections to consider adopting systems that favor the disabled. By Michael Gwarisa Briefing Journalists in the capital, Deaf Zimbabwe’s Barbara Nyangari said the electoral process for Zimbabwe was lagging behind neighbouring countries like Zambia who have developed ballot literature and systems which are disability friendly. “We are very much concerned about the lack of progress when it comes to discussing disability inclusion in our country in terms of education and electoral…

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