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WAG praised for investing in Chipinge women’s sexual health




Stephen Ephraem

Women
Action Group (WAG) has invested in female sexual health in Ward 5 and Ward 12
of Chipinge district where the organisation has promoted women income-generating
projects.
This was
said by WAG executive director, Edinah Masiyiwa during a Community Health Day held
at Chipangayi, Chipinge West, on Tuesday.
The celebration
was coordinated by the Ministry of Women Affairs, Small and Medium Enterprises
and it ran under the theme, ‘Promoting Adolescents and Young Women’s Sexual and
Reproductive Health and Rights’.
The
event saw the Ministry of Health and Child Care delivering community outreach
services by testing people for high blood pressure (BP), diabetes, HIV, cervix cancer
as well as providing counselling services and legal advice on gender based
violence.
“With
the support from IM Swedish Development as a partner, the overall goal of the
project is to create an enabling environment for young women and adolescents to
fully enjoy a life of dignity, enjoy their rights and utilise their potential
in accessing sexual and reproductive health and rights services and economic
opportunities,” said Masiyiwa.
She
said the organisation had engaged 20 community based advocates who formed
health clubs and internal savings and lending projects.
“WAG
believes in improving health outcomes for young people and building their full
potential to access information, education and economic opportunities,” she
said.  
Guest of
hounour, Manicaland provincial nursing officer Venus Nyanyiwa, who was
represented by district community health administrator Reginald Kanyoka,
praised WAG for complimenting government efforts by supporting women sexual and
reproductive health
“We
than WAG for promoting informed health-seeking behaviours among women and
adolescents and empowers them to play a leading role in health issues.”
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