The Malawi disability sector disheartening on the failure by the state budget to consider persons with disabilities accessing health care services and the assistive devices. The Research for Development findings reveal that most persons with disabilities get assistive devices through donation from the well-wishers and other non-governmental organizations and others persons with disabilities buy for their own which are very expensive and the majority cannot afford.
The revelation comes out on the research presentation that was conducted by the researchers from the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences- KUHES, Young Researchers Forum- YRF, among other plus international Universities, which seeks to find out the evidence and knowledge on how funded public health projects have benefited people especially the vulnerable groups, persons with disabilities in particular.
During the Research for Development workshop, national and international scientists, policy makers and stake holders learnt that most public health funded projects lack the component of inclusion, the development that makes persons with disabilities failing to access health care services to the fullest.
FEDOMA was in attendance on the Research for Development findings workshop which provided the platform for an open dialogue on how best the state budget can benefit persons with disabilities in Malawi.