Prayatna Nepal, in collaboration with Lalitpur Metropolitan City, recently conducted a two-day workshop focused on disability and sexuality orientation for healthcare workers. The event was held with the participation of 22 dedicated healthcare professionals from Lalitpur Metropolitan City.
The primary objective of the workshop was to equip these healthcare workers with essential knowledge and tools to provide inclusive and accessible healthcare services for individuals with disabilities. A particular emphasis was placed on addressing the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of individuals with disabilities and advocating for the rights of women with disabilities in this context.
The workshop was led by two expert facilitators, Sarita Lamichhane, the Founder Chairperson of Nepal, and Nira Adhikari, an Under Secretary in the Department of Women and Children. Both facilitators brought their wealth of experience and dedication to the cause, making the workshop an engaging and informative experience for all participants.
Over the course of two days, the workshop covered a wide range of topics essential for a comprehensive understanding and practice of inclusive healthcare. Participants engaged in discussions and activities aimed at:
Gaining insights into the unique healthcare needs of individuals with disabilities.
Learning how to provide accessible sexual and reproductive health services.
Advocating for the rights of women with disabilities.
Identifying and addressing the various challenges and barriers faced by healthcare workers in this field.
The workshop not only served as a valuable learning opportunity but also provided a platform for healthcare professionals to network and collaborate. Sharing their experiences, challenges, and success stories, participants left the workshop with a renewed commitment to making their healthcare services more inclusive and accessible to all members of the community.
As Prayatna Nepal and Lalitpur Metropolitan City continue their efforts to empower healthcare workers and enhance the quality of healthcare services, this workshop represents a significant step towards addressing the unique needs of individuals with disabilities in the healthcare system.
The event was a testament to the importance of fostering a more inclusive and equitable society, where every individual, regardless of their abilities, can access the healthcare services they need and deserve.
The impact of this workshop is expected to ripple through the healthcare services in Lalitpur Metropolitan City, ultimately improving the lives of individuals with disabilities and promoting a more inclusive healthcare system for all.