NGO wants better hygiene for menstruating school girls


Members of the NGO adocating improved hygiene for menstruation school girls

By Talatu Maiwada

As the World commemorates World Menstrual Hygiene Day, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), an NGO, has called on government at all levels to provide sanitary environment in schools to improve menstrual hygiene practice.

Mrs Stella Achebe, Prevention Coordinator of AHF, made the appeal at Chinnakwe International School, Daki Biu, a suburb of Abuja, in commemoration of 2019 World Menstrual Hygiene Day.

Menstruation is the shedding of the lining of the uterus (womb), and is a natural process that is part of a woman’s reproductive health.

An average woman and girl starts their first period between the ages of 12 and 14, while some girls start as early as age eight, while others experience theirs as late as 18.

Achebe said the world menstrual hygiene day was an annual event celebrated on May 28 to create awareness for women and girls about menstrual hygiene.

She added that the day was also…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria