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Global Aids Missions to provide free health services for people with albinism, special conditions

by Nicole Hondo
29 Jun 2018 at 10:13hrs | Views
In a move that is set to benefit hundreds of people living with albinism, special conditions and disabilities in the country, a local non-governmental organization, Global Aid Missions, in partnership with the Population Services International Zimbabwe, is set to hold a Health Fair on Saturday, 30 June 2018 where people living with these conditions will be provided with free medical check-ups and consultations.

Free services to be provided at the Health Fair, include dermatological consultations, cervical cancer screening, family planning provisions, HIV testing, male circumcision and general medical check-ups, as well as counselling.

Speaking to this publication, Global Aid Missions Public Relations Officer, Gillian Makuza, said people living with albinism, special conditions and disabilities are among some of the marginalized and disadvantaged communities in Zimbabwe.

"Their exclusion in the mainstream health sector is to a larger extent, due to poverty hence the need for the provision of free health services. This initiative aims to avert their challenges as many cannot afford to access these services through mainstream health care providers." She added that plans were at an advanced stage for the launching of a permanent free clinic for people with albinism.

The Health Fair, which will be held at Global Aid Missions' clinic, situated at number 53 Central Avenue, Harare, is also a belated commemoration of the International Albinism Awareness day.

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