Gender based constraints affecting service delivery – Simunga
Chipata, June 17, ZANIS….Government says there is need to strengthen efforts in addressing gender based constraints in the uptake and delivery of health services across the country.
Director of Policy and Planning Christopher Simunga said realizes that gender issues affect the attainment of equity of access cost effective quality health services among communities.
He was speaking at the opening of a gender mainstreaming training meeting at Chipata’s Protea hotel.
Dr Simunga noted that gender based constraints in the accessing and delivery of health care services are real and prevalent which he said can result into compromised health outcomes.
He stated that it is in this vein that the Ministry of Health is building capacity at provincial levels targeting planners, service providers and health workers in facilities to build up the management and leadership team in gender mainstreaming.
He said that this will enhance the delivery of health care services closer to the people.
Dr Simunga said that participant will at the end of the training be equipped with skills and knowledge to competently analyze gender based constraints.
He hoped that the participants would be able to conduct audits within their respective institutions with the aim of bringing up gender responsive interventions that take into consideration the issues that affect the disadvantaged groups in society.