- Plan International Ghana has introduced washable and reusable sanitary pads into the system
- It is part of the organisation's efforts to ensure that no girl child is left behind
- The pad has a five-year lifespan thus replaces the regular type of plastic sanitary pads
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Menstrual Health is one of the most talked about issues in rural Ghana among girls of school going age who menstruate.
Several reports have indicated that most of these girls in rural Ghana are unable to make it to school anytime it is that time of the month due to their inability to buy sanitary pads.
In view of this, Non-Governmental and Humanitarian Organization (NGO), Plan International Ghana has introduced washable and reusable sanitary pads into the system.
According to them, it is part of the organisation's efforts to ensure that no girl child is left behind in acquiring sustainable education.
In a report filed by peacefmonline, the pads are very hygienic, durable, environmentally friendly and locally produced.
The pad has a five-year lifespan thus replaces the regular type of plastic sanitary pads.
According to the organisation, this innovation has been highly received with by menstruating girls and their parents in the Eastern, Central and Volta Regions of Ghana
The sanitary pads are made from scientifically approved cotton fabrics or textiles.
Also Plan Ghana has made known intentions to distribute the washable pads to physically challenged women and girls in the program communities who necessarily may not be in school
The Gender Specialist at Plan Ghana, Lilian Bruce said the introduction of these type of pads has come to replace the plastic kind of pads which in a way was making some of the girls not to frequent school due to their inability to buy them.
“These pads are cost effective because they can be used for five years, they are washable and can be used over a period of time hence the headache of the girls having to break their backs in some instances before they can get pads to manage their menses is a thing of the past”, she stressed.
In a completely different news, Baby Maxin, Nana Ama McBrown’s daughter, has excited her fans with a new video jumping and clapping as she watched a cartoon series on television.
She was in the arms of one of her big sisters when the song was being played. Maxin is seen excitedly clapping her hands and her facial expression shows that she was over the moon.
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