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‘Most Rural Girls Skip School During Period’

Modern Ghana, 04 June 2014

 

About 95 percent of girls in Ghana, particularly those in rural communities, miss school during their menstrual periods due to the lack of hygienic materials, inconsistent supply of water and soap, inadequate disposal and collection of sanitary products, John Baidoo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sustainable Development Focus Limited (SUDEF), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has indicated.

 

He disclosed this during a durbar to commemorate the 2014 Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Day held at Susuanso, near Yamfo in the Tano North District of the Brong-Ahafo Region for basic school children.

 

The MHM Day, which fell on May 28, was celebrated to raise awareness on preserving future women and girls through the adoption of hygienic practices during menstruation within the framework of the United Nations International Year of WASH and menstrual hygiene connection, 2014. Read more....