FOUNDATION PARTNERS AKWA IBOM ON MENSTRUAL HEALTH FOR SCHOOLGIRLS

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The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Nigeria is collaborating with the Akwa Ibom State government to enhance menstrual health for schoolgirls in the region. This initiative was announced by Mr. Steve Aborisade, Advocacy and Marketing Manager at AHF Nigeria during an event commemorating the 2023 International Day of the Girl Child in Uyo.

Aborisade stated that AHF plans to establish a sanitary pad bank at Aka Community Secondary School in Uyo. He emphasised  the importance of providing schoolgirls with access to sanitary pads, disposal units, and clean water.

Dr. Ini Adiakpam, the Commissioner for Women Affairs in Akwa Ibom, highlighted the government’s strong commitment to the education and well-being of girls. She expressed eagerness to collaborate with relevant stakeholders in empowering girls to understand their rights in society. Dr. Adiakpam urged parents and school administrators to play pivotal roles in nurturing girl children, emphasising the significance of academic dedication and avoiding unnecessary distractions.

During a lecture titled “Comprehensive Health Education and Menstrual Health Management,” Guest Lecturer, Mrs Mfon Akpan urged schoolgirls to prioritise good menstrual hygiene for their health. She stressed the importance of regular sanitary pad changes and proper genital hygiene.

Miss Divine Favour Isiah, an SS3 student at Aka Community Secondary School, commended AHF Nigeria and its partners for their efforts in amplifying the voices of girls. As part of the event, AHF distributed sanitary pads to attending schoolgirls.

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