As the world fights the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), persons with disabilities remain especially vulnerable. In an article for Tanzania’s The Guardian newspaper, PFP-IDE alumnus Gamariel Mboya explains how precautionary measures encouraged by public health officials can be more difficult for persons with disabilities to follow. He also shares insights on what more governments, communities and individuals can do to ensure that coronavirus protection and response is disability-inclusive.
Gamariel Mboya is a Spring 2019 PFP-IDE alumnus and the Manager General Administration at The Aga Khan University in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is a former Obama Foundation Africa Leader and spent his PFP-IDE Fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.