As part of our efforts as solution providers and ensure Deaf women access to universal health care and maternity services in line with UNCRDP (Art 9; 25), our organization (Deaf Women Association of Nigeria (DWAN), Abuja chapter & Deaf Women Aloud Initiative) partner with FCT Health & Human Services Secretariat to historical launching of Basic Health Sign –language workshop & Orientation training for health practitioners in FCT, the first of its kind. The workshop is supported by the US Embassy, Abuja.

The purpose of the program is to provide basic health sign-language training for the health practitioners in FCT so that they will be more prepared and innovative towards meeting the special needs of Deaf Women and girls who visit their health facilities as well as improve their services delivery within the hospitals.

The recognition and promotion of sign language to gain access to quality sexual and reproductive health information for deaf women are therefore not only relevant but imperative to the actualization of the vision of the FCT administration for equitable health care for all people in FCT (Acting Secretary Health and Human Services Secretariat)

Our special thanks to the office of Executive Secretary, FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr. Matthew Ashikeni, Mr. Lawrence Idemudia, our President Dns. Adedoyin Beyioku-Alase Mrs. Bukky Afeez and our GOR & partner from US Embassy, Abuja, health Practitioners, interpreters, and Medias who have taken time out of their busy schedules to be part of this auspicious occasion.

To our friends and partners reading this, We want you to know that we are greatly encouraged and deeply motivated to keep our hopes alive, knowing well that we are not by ourselves in this quest for a better life for Deaf women and girls Nigeria. 
Thank you all.
Hellen.

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