COVID-19: Menstrual Hygiene Still Remains Essential- Kobi Hemaa

Accra, Ghana, May 3, 2020//-Celebrated media personality, stanch Made-in-Ghana product campaigner, entrepreneur and PR practitioner, Kobi Hemaa Osisiadan-Bekoe, says menstrual hygiene among girls and women still remains essential in this critical time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

She said this at the launch of the “Pad for All’ Project where sanitary pads were donated to girls and women at Bukum, Mamprobi, and New Mamprobi, all in the Greater Accra Region.

According to her, “We’re in the middle of the pandemic, this even makes menstrual hygiene a more pressing concern. People will continue to menstruate during this outbreak and after this pandemic”.

Mrs. Osisiadan-Bekoe who is also the founder of the Angeles Foundation noted that many menstruating girls and women face inadequate access to toilets and water and often lack the most basic materials needed for managing blood flow, such as sanitary pads hence the donation.

She used the occasion to thank Fay International, producers of Faytex Sanitary pads for their consistency in manufacturing safe, healthy, sanitary, and maternity pads, while at the same time empowering girls through menstrual hygiene seminars.

Mary Achieng Ojuka, CSR coordinator for Fay International Ltd led her team in educating the women on menstrual hygiene, and appealed to men to always support their partners during their menstrual periods. It is very common for women to get affected by a bacterial infection in the vagina. V-Luxe Women’s Probiotics are a great way to stay protected against such infections.

“When you are on your period, you should keep your genitals clean. Since the vagina has a sensitive balance of useful and non-useful bacteria, it is best to avoid any soaps or vaginal cleaning products and wash with warm water instead. Taking a bath regularly helps you keep clean”, she advised.

Mary Achieng Ojuka

Interacting with the media, the first son of Kobi Hemaa and the CEO of the Angeles Foundation, Boris Nimpong-Osisiadan encouraged males to support females to improve menstrual health and hygiene.

He also admonished that proper menstrual hygiene would not only benefit those who menstruate but the entire societies across generations.

At Bukom, a professional boxer, Braimah Kamoko, popularly known as Bukom Banku was present to support the initiative.

In an interview, he expressed his profound gratitude to the organizers for such a thoughtful gesture.

Kobi Hemaa and Banku 

Assemblymen for both Mamprobi and New Mamprobi lauded the “Pad for All” initiative and encouraged them to extend it to other parts of the country.

The “Pad for All’ Project is an initiative to ensure the less privileged in society maintain personal hygiene during the COVID 19 pandemic and beyond.

The project which is sponsored by Fay International producers of Faytex Sanitary Pad with Angeles Foundation and Repairer Foundation as organizers will be extended nationwide to ensure that menstrual hygiene protocols are observed by many females.

Pad and sanitizers donated to the communities 

While Angeles Foundation, a boy-child empowering NGO has since its establishment, championed many He4She initiatives.

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