6 June 2017
The Zambezi Region of Namibia faces a raft of developmental challenges hampering efforts to remedy sexual reproductive health rights and HIV and AIDS. Some health facilities in the region are not accessible to residents that find themselves in the vast sparsely populated region. To reach health facilities for some residents that are mostly destitute means having to walk over 10 kilometres, risking crossing paths with dangerous wild animals. This came to light during a recent fact-finding mission by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Gender Equality, Social Development and Family Affairs to Health facilities in the Zambezi region. The visit, part of the committee's oversight function, specifically targeted health facilities to look at sexual reproductive health rights and HIV and AIDS.
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