CAHESH Closes Information Gap on COVID19 to Visually Impaired People

Kaluwa and Settie piriminta at the function Kaluwa and Settie piriminta at the function

There is hope that over 18,000 visually impaired people in Chikwawa are going to access COVID19 information, thanks to Campaign for Health Education, Sanitation and Hygiene (CAHESH) for launching the health education through braille program.

CAHESH Executive Director MacDonald Donnie Kaluwa told Zodiak online after the launch at Mpokonyola Village in TA Katunga on Monday that they have already identified 600 people who are braille literate that will be reaching out to fellow visually people with relevant information on corona virus.

Kaluwa believes this will help the targeted group to adhere to preventive measures as they will have information on corona virus.

"600 Braille literate people have already been identified to provide awareness to others," said Kaluwa.

Chikwawa Health promotion officer who is also spokesperson of the District Health office Settie Piriminta is optimistic that the intervention will help more visually impaired people to lead a safe life against coronavirus.

Malawi Union of the Blind Chairperson for Chikwawa Walters Fanuel Malunga has commended CAHESH for coming up with Braille materials to help them easily access information on COVID19.

"We operate in zones and we will make sure that every visually impaired person gets this information on COVID19," explained Malunga.

Malawi has over 700,000 visually impaired people of which over 18,000 are from Chikwawa

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Last modified on Tuesday, 21/04/2020

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