Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019 - Time for Action
Menstrual Hygiene is very pertinent, especially for girls in Nigeria who are under-privileged. Team Coby Nigeria is an organization that is focused on grassroots mobilization, community engagement and development, with the sole objective of empowering low income households, underserved communities, and others like thes in Nigeria through projects that cut across public health awareness, nutrition, and community health estabishments.
On the 99.3 Nigeria Info Development Report show, the topic was steered toward helping young Nigerian girls understand why menstrual hygiene is very important. One problem these young ladies face is the lack of access to menstrual hygiene products and sanitation facilities due to excessive costs or limited availability of these facilities or products.
Team Coby is getting geared up for the challenges ahead and as the guest on the show said, the organization is working with other non-profits. They visit schools because that, they feel, is where the target audience is. The purpose of visiting schools is to educate the girls. It takes determination, collaboration and promotion to make the message reach put to the general public.
The Programme Coordinator, Team Coby Nigeria, Olusegun Adeniyi said there is virtually no support gotten yet from government or other establishments as they see no importance in helping out. Many of these organizations encourage Team Coby to supply these products free but that is not possible, according to Adeniyi. What the team is doing is to get these products from the compuny producing them and make sure they give out the products at a very subsidized rate since many will request for the products in bulk.
There are many young women today who resort to toilet paper, leaves or other things such as cloths, during their menstrual cycles because they cannot afford menstrual sanitary pads. Show host , Femi Obong-Daniels by way of question also suggested that manufacturing companies could offer support through reduced cost of these products.
MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY 2019: IT'S TIME FOR ACTION
#DevReport with Femi Obong-Daniels (@FemiCoolfm)