Ghana joins the rest of the world in celebrating World Menstrual Hygiene Day, a day set instituted in 2014 has become an annual awareness day aimed at highlighting the importance of good menstrual hygiene management.
Medical Women Association of Ghana led by their Greater Accra President , Mrs Mary Amoako Coleman in her address during the education exercise reiterated the important role access to modern sanitary pads plays in improving girls’ participation and confidence in school. She also expressed her outfit’s commitment to supporting young girls across the country with sanitary pads and mentorship opportunities.
“We hope to offer direct in-kind support to girls from deprived communities, train them on menstrual hygiene issues to increase their confidence and participation in class.
Lexta Ghana Limited producers of Yazz Sanitary Pad , led by Head of Sales and Marketing Mr Seth Ntiamoah Asare says the Girl Child Education on Menstural Cycle is to further deepen his commitment to breaking the barriers that impede access to education by all manner of people.
According to Lexta Ghana The Board and Management are committed to support the girl-child to stay in school and remain healthy is worth promoting and he is prepared to do more to ensure the girl-child stayed in school.
“it is not acceptable for the education of girls to be adversely affected because of a natural cycle that we all ultimately benefit from,” he explained.
Issues associated with menstruation are never discussed openly and the silence surrounding menstruation burdens young girls by making them ignorant of them.The unhygienic practices such as rags and toilet rolls, old cloth for the absorption of menstrual blood in place of menstrual towels, reuse of the same cloth during menstruation leads to many health-related issues.
The event, which was held at Ashiye Adma Model School at the Adenta Municipality and also Hillview Montessori School at Ashomang Estate at Ga East District Assembly , the education benefit over 200 school pupils . Each girl received packs of sanitary pads from Lexta Ghana . The selection of beneficiaries was done with the support of the school’s authorities .