The Youth Harvest Foundation Ghana marked the 2019 Menstrual Hygiene Day at the Yagzore and Sekoti communities in the UER with a call for increased action and investment to ensure that women and girls are no longer limited because of their periods. The events were made possible through various cash and kind donations by the staff of YHFG and other philanthropists. The donations were used to procure several boxes of sanitary pads for girls from resource-poor backgrounds who have limited access to the basic material needed for menstrual management.
Addressing the gathering in the two communities, the YHFG Ag. Executive Director, Priscilla Nyaaba, said it is high time to break the silence on issues of menstruation in Ghana. He said the YHFG was working with other women-led NGOs to establish a Coalition for Menstrual Health Management in the region to provide a platform for girls to share their experiences and coordinate efforts to address menstrual health management issues in northern Ghana in general.
The broad smiles on the faces of young boys and girls of Yagzore and Sekoti communities brought fulfillment to the team of YHFG staff and nurses at the Menstrual Hygiene Day celebration. The interaction enabled the youth to appreciate the need for good hygiene practices and to do away with myths/misconceptions about menstruation. The YHFG is grateful to the YHFG and other individuals for the donations.