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COVID-19 pandemic disproportionate affected persons with disabilities in Zimbabwe

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Photo: Heather H.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionate affected persons with disabilities in Zimbabwe. As of 8 November 2020, Zimbabwe recorded an estimated 8531 coronavirus cases.

There is recognition both globally and nationally that the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown measures put in place by governments around the world, have presented unique challenges and compounded risks faced by persons with disabilities.

As part of the UN’s efforts to promote a disability inclusive COVID-19 response and recovery in Zimbabwe, the United Nations Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD) project team will be supporting the National Disability Board in advocating and promoting a disability inclusive National COVID-19 response and recovery plan.

UNESCO and the UNPRPD project Team organized a meeting on how the Board can be capacitated with knowledge and skills to effectively engage with the National COVID-19 response and recovery processes.

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