Deborah Tigere

Deborah Tigere

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New Horizon: Balancing aid dependency, development

The Zimbabwe Humanitarian Response Plan (2020) has guided response plans and appeals for assistance.
By Deborah Tigere Nov. 4, 2022

New Horizon: Attitude a major barrier for achieving disability inclusion

The Constitution for Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act, 2013 provides for disability and clearly recognises the rights of people with disabilities.
By Deborah Tigere Nov. 25, 2022

Inclusive social protection: Leaving no one behind

Social protection systems will vary from country to country taking into account a number.
By Deborah Tigere Dec. 16, 2022

Prevention of hearing loss a priority for universal health

The World Report on Hearing recommends cost effective public health measures to address hearing loss guided by the acronym “H.E.A.R.I.N.G”.
By Deborah Tigere Mar. 3, 2023

Perspectives: Enhancing digital inclusion for women with disabilities

Women with disabilities have been denied the opportunity to participate on an equal basis as others.
By Deborah Tigere Mar. 19, 2023

Disaster preparedness is everyone’s responsibility

Disasters are caused by natural or man-made induced hazards and their frequency and impact is likely to increase in the coming years due to increased vulnerability
By Deborah Tigere Apr. 14, 2023

Diversity, equity and inclusion: Key organisational imperatives

Employees avoid reporting on such disparities because they fear losing their jobs or intimidation. 
By Deborah Tigere May. 12, 2023

Assistive devices a necessity for people with disabilities

Physical modifications in the built environment are necessary and this may include ramps, wider entrances, grab rails to enable support and easy access.  
By Deborah Tigere May. 26, 2023

Perspectives: Women and eye health

The challenges associated with access and acceptance are more common for women than men.
By Deborah Tigere Jun. 25, 2023

Quality of life for people living with disabilities

It has been noted that poor participation in society, discrimination and stigma contribute towards poor quality of life for people with disabilities.
By Deborah Tigere Jul. 7, 2023

Perspectives: Focus on diabetic eye disease

According to the World Report on Vision (2019), globally 116 million adults are affected with diabetic retinopathy.
By Deborah Tigere Jul. 23, 2023

Limited access to land for people with disabilities

Women with disabilities are more vulnerable and experience double barriers in accessing land and at times influenced by inheritance laws.
By Deborah Tigere Aug. 4, 2023

Perspectives: Employment for people with disabilities

60% of people with disabilities are of working age and yet they experience an unemployment rate of 80-100% higher than non-disabled workers. 
By Deborah Tigere Aug. 13, 2023

Perspectives: Accessibility a key driver for disability inclusion

The majority of people with disabilities cannot afford assistive technology and are not benefiting.
By Deborah Tigere Sep. 17, 2023

Perspectives: Importance of disability disaggregated data

Disability is a diverse group and the different impairments including barriers affecting access to services need to be considered.
By Deborah Tigere Oct. 1, 2023

Eye health in the workplace

Eye health affects the workers’ vision and influences performance in the labour market
By Deborah Tigere Oct. 13, 2023

Eye health in the workplace.

Digital eye strain is another vision related condition that employees experience in the workplace.
By Deborah Tigere Oct. 13, 2023

Artificial intelligence and disability

Access to assistive technology in less resourced settings is a major issue in light of poverty and other barriers hindering access
By Deborah Tigere Nov. 3, 2023

Climate change impact on eye health in Zim

The eye is sensitive and susceptible to developing diseases because of environmental factors such as dry conditions and air pollution.
By Deborah Tigere Dec. 1, 2023

Disability and recreation participation

 Ultimately, recreational facilities should create an environment that values diversity and actively seeks to include everyone.
By Deborah Tigere Jan. 7, 2024

Glaucoma the thief of sight

It constricts the visual field, and the mild forms cause problems in reading and navigating around, increasing the risk of falling. 
By Deborah Tigere Feb. 16, 2024

Disability and the caregiver role

Caregivers often juggle multiple responsibilities including caregiving, work, household chores and other obligations which is overwhelming and stressful.
By Deborah Tigere Feb. 23, 2024

Recognise women with disabilities

Gender equality is a human rights issue and a necessity for advancing an inclusive society.
By Deborah Tigere Mar. 15, 2024

Work-based learning for people with disabilities

The experience enables students with disabilities to develop confidence and self-advocacy skills required in education and career development.
By Deborah Tigere Mar. 28, 2024

Disability and poverty are closely linked

Disability and poverty are closely linked and have a huge impact on the level of inclusion in society and the achievement of the sustainable development goals.
By Deborah Tigere Jun. 16, 2024

Crucial role of eye health in children’s development

Promoting a parent/ child centred approach in the provision of eyecare services will increase the uptake of services and demystify misconceptions.
By Deborah Tigere Jul. 5, 2024