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Disabled people in Fiji and the Pacific will longer be neglected when it comes to sexual health and reproductive education. This comes after the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) and the
12 Dec 2014 10:22
Disabled Get More Help
Pacific Disability Forum chief executive officer Setareki Macanawai (left), and IPPF regional director Nora Murat during the MOU signing at the Tokatoka Resort in Nadi yesteday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Disabled people in Fiji and the Pacific will longer be neglected when it comes to sexual health and reproductive education.

This comes after the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) signed a memorandum of understanding at the Tokatoka Resort in Nadi yesterday.

IPPF regional director Nora Murat said the objectives of the MoU were to create opportunities for disabled people in the area of sexual health.

“It is an important partnership for us as IPPF has been the leading advocate for sexual health. Under this MoU, we can better the services to help the disable person,” Ms Murat said.

“We have not been able to work with issues of disability due to our lack of knowledge and it is a crucial time to address this issue. Also brief to come comprehensive sexual education not only to disable but to the parent as well.

“There is a need to deal with issues as more than nine million disabled people are based in the Pacific and this issues have been neglected.”

Forum chief executive officer Setareki Macanawai said disabled people were part of the working group in society and needed to be facilitated.

Meanwhile, IPPF is represented in 10 regional countries while PDF is set up in 11.

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