Used sanitary pads invade Aburi Girls' SHS

Used sanitary pads invade Aburi Girls' SHS

- Reports from the Aburi Girls' SHS show the school could be having issues with the disposing of used sanitary pads

- Kasapa FM has reported that students litter the compound and washrooms with used sanitary pads

- Managment of the SHS is yet to confirm or deny this development

Some students at Aburi Girls' Senior High School litter the compound with used sanitary pads.

This is according to a report by which reports that the management of the school could be facing sanitation challenges when it comes to the proper disposal of used sanitary pads.

Having visited the school, Kasapa News claims to have "bizarre conditions of multiple abandoned used pads at open spots at the school."

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Speaking to a laborer on condition of anonymity, Kasapa News indicates "the situation is a major problem facing laborers on campus. He said students mostly discard their used sanitary pads recklessly especially at the back of their dormitories and washrooms."

Meanwhile, authorities at Aburi Girls Schools are yet to confirm or deny this development. In Ghana,government is yet to introduce any major intervention to address this challenge for adolescent girls in rural parts of the country despite calls by women activists to government to reduces taxes on Sanitary pads.

The Ghana Education Service (GES), in collaboration with UNICEF, in 2017 released a research report on the dissemination of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Accra. The occasion also saw the launch of educational materials on MHM.

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The research unraveled disturbing situation of the state of menstrual hygiene in many parts of the country due to poverty, religion and cultural factors.

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