In celebration of the 2022 Menstrual Hygiene Day (MHD), a global organisation, AIDS Well being Basis (AHF) Nigeria, in collaboration with the Ministry of Well being, Ministry of Girls Affairs, Ministry of Schooling and well being specialists, has held a sensitisation workshop for college students of the Kuje Faculty of the Deaf within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Addressing contributors Monday within the faculty, the AHF Nigeria Nation Program Director, Dr Echey Ijezie, mentioned that the Basis offers menstrual hygiene schooling to Nigerians; with a view to bridge the data hole almost about the ignorance and misconceptions related to menstruation.
He mentioned: “Menstruation is a necessity for girls. It’s a month-to-month ritual. Majority of our younger ladies lack entry to sanitary pads, which is important for optimum well being, particularly for women in class. They should go to highschool with confidence, which makes sanitary pads a necessity.
“Nigerians ought to be part of AHF in serving to to create a brand new regular by working to #EndTheStigma on durations for girls and ladies of reproductive age, who menstruate. The ‘Finish the Stigma’ theme is especially vital due to the myths related to menstruation.
“We’re right here with ladies on the Faculty for the Deaf, Kuje, to make sure inclusivity and as a solution to improve incapacity rights as we spotlight the significance of menstrual well being administration schooling with a marginalized group and instigate effort that ensures ladies with incapacity received’t be left behind.
‘’AHF Nigeria is dedicated to working together with her companions and authorities as an indication of duty to try and be sure that we make free sanitary pads obtainable to younger ladies and ladies who can’t afford it. We acknowledge how the shortage of entry can enhance the dangers of HIV an infection and the way it disrupts their schooling, and to us that is unacceptable.”
Additionally talking, Well being Desk Officer, Ministry of Girls Affairs, Mrs Ekanem Gloria, who represented the minister, Dame Pauline Tallen, tasked the varsity administration on offering water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) amenities for the scholars, which she mentioned will assist menstruating ladies to remain wholesome.
Spotlight of the occasion was a quick drama acted by the deaf college students by means of an interpreter on protected menstruation and sustaining menstrual hygiene.