The Federation of Disability Organizations in Malawi FEDOMA believes that inclusion can be attained if sharing of ideas and best practices is enhanced at policy level by all stake holders. The remarks come amid challenges government is facing in promoting inclusion in public hospitals. FEDOMA has since intensified campaign to train health workers and other stake holders on disability mainstreaming.
Speaking at Mitundu Health Center in Lilongwe during the training, FEDOMA Project Coordinator, Malonje Phiri said too many expectations are placed in a single entity in fighting discrimination against persons with disabilities.
“Basically, we have been fighting for inclusion in all public spaces especially in education sector and this time around, we are focusing on health sector. This training therefore, will act as the overarching tool to coordinate the health workers with our effort towards disability mainstreaming in health programs,” said Phiri.
FEDOMA is currently implementing a project on disability mainstreaming in 8 districts of Nsanje, Chikwawa, Mwanza, Neno, Thyolo, Lilongwe and Blantyre with funding from Sigtsavers.