Heal for Africa Initiative, a Non-Governmental Organisation, on Wednesday urged relevant stakeholders to take actions that would ensure sustainable solutions for effective menstrual hygiene management.
Dr. Kelechi Okoro, the NGO Founder, made the call in Lokoja, at the first Annual Conference of their Pay Attention to Her (PATH) project, with theme, ”Sustainable Solutions for Effective Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM).”
Okoro said the PATH project which was launched a year ago, was aimed at empowering women and girls through sexual and reproductive health education and enlightening them on their role in nation building.
She said the project has empowered over 5,000 girls in 11 schools on effective menstrual hygiene management, across the three senatorial districts of Kogi State.
She said that the NGO also donated over 8,200 free sanitary pads and PATH Period Purses containing pads, deodorant, toothpaste, toilet soap, disinfectant, among others