The National Association of Public Health Service Students, Ghana (NAPHS), on Friday 27th May 2022, held a series of public sensitization programmes in collaboration with Afadjato South District Education Service to commemorate Menstrual Hygiene Day (MHM).
According to the president of NAPHS, Mr.Joel Edem Afari, ”
Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) which is on May 28, annually was created by German -based NGO WASH United in 2014.It is dedicated to bringing awareness around the vital role that good menstrual hygiene management plays in empowering women and adolescent girls world wide to become what they can be”.
He also emphasized that”
Menstrual Hygiene Management is an essential aspect of hygiene for women and adolescent girls between menarche and menopause and irrespective of the fact that it is an important issue concerning girls and women in the menstruating age group,MHM is often overlooked”.
National Association of Public Health Students (NAPHS) is a body of Students within the Health and Allied Sciences with the primary focus of combating health related issues in Ghana.
The Afadjato District Education Director Dr. Esther Kojokuma, applauded the effort by NAPHS and reiterated that her outfit is always welcoming of such efforts because it goes a long way to empower women.
Some of the schools captured are
Ve GoloKwati D/A Basic School, Ve E.P. Basic School,Ve Golo R.C. School, Ve Wudome D/A School and Jim Burton SHS.
Ve Deme D/A JHS, Ve Home/Agbome D/A JHS and Ve Gbodome D/A JHS
were not left out thanks to the efforts of the Nneka Youth Foundation,which has been an integral part of the event.Nneka Foundation is an NGO focused on youth development and women empowerment.
By Dumenu Charles Selorm