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Menstrual hygiene: Foundation engages 1000 KASU students, offers free medical treatment

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Menstrual hygiene: Foundation engages 1000 KASU students, offers free medical treatment

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New Day Empowerment and Development Foundation on Thursday engaged at least 1000 students of Kaduna State University, Kaduna main Campus on Menstrual hygiene and other person hygiene matters as medical experts warn that poor menstrual hygiene affects female reproductive system.

In a lecture delivered by the matron Kaduna State University Medical Centre Hajia Maryam Bala Abubakar warned that the Sanitary pad is to be won during menstruation for a period of four to five hours only.
She revealed that, “the use of disinfectant, soap and others to wash the Virgina is unhygienic, instead warm water only should be use. Also, when you know you are on menstruation use tight panties so that the pad can fit in. When women don’t manage this menstruation properly, it affects the reproductive system and becomes a major health crisis.”

Also speaking, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of New Day Empowerment and Development Foundation Mrs Grace Jessica Daniels said the crisis that can emanate from the poor management of menstruation is deadly and so the awareness for Sanitary Health becomes imperative.

According to her, the use of disinfectant and soap for washing the Virgina is a leading cause of cancer in young ladies and must be discouraged stressing that sanitary pads must be properly dispose in the waste bins and not flushed in the toilets or littered around the backyards or in drainage systems.

Earlier, the the State Coordinator of New Day Empowerment and Development Foundation Kaduna State Chapter Mr. John Aichem commended Kaduna State University for accepting to host the program on campus.

Aichem maintained that, the organization will continue on it mission of building peace, caring for the ophans, Counselling and Capacity building in health.

Some of the students Fatima Lawal, Vivian Konu and Chibuzor Mary were among many others who spoke to newsmen and all hailed the initiative as it was the first of it’s kind on campus saying it really empowered them hygienically.