JUST OVER 33% OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO MEDICINES
The difficult access to medicines for people with disabilities in Mozambique is directly related to extreme poverty of families, in a context where women, children and elderly are the most vulnerable.
The data are contained in the research on Access to Medicine for People with Disabilities, presented by the Citizen Observatory for Health (OCS), within the scope of the I National Conference on Health, which took place last July in Maputo.
“In general, the most vulnerable group are women, children and the elderly with disabilities”, the study states, advancing that “less than half of the people with disabilities, in the universe of the study, only have access to iboprofem and paracetamol, available in the public sector.”
According to the research, which was focused on some neighborhoods of the Province and City of Maputo, a significant number of people with disabilities is young, aged between 18 and 35 years, representing 8.1% of the universe, with emphasis on women, as illustrated in the table below: