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.”