Nasarawa State Shines Spotlight on Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Amid 2024 International Menstrual Hygiene Day Commemoration


Issues related to effective menstrual hygiene management took center stage during an awareness program held to commemorate the 2024 International Menstrual Hygiene Day.

The event was organised by Nasarawa State Menstrual Hygiene Management Project in collaboration with State Human Capital Development Agency.

International Menstrual Hygiene Day is observed annually on May 28th to raise awareness about menstrual hygiene and its impact on the overall well-being of women.

 During the program, the Nasarawa State Head of Service, Barrister Abigail Waya, noted the significance of menstrual hygiene for girls, with focus on challenges that women, especially young girls, face during their menstrual cycles and called for a joint effort among stakeholders to educate girls on effective menstrual hygiene management.

Its something that must come and when it comes, it comes with a lot of discomfort and its  important for us to encourage each other as women to teach the younger ones how to manage it."

The Director General of the Nasarawa State Human Capital Development Agency, Habiba Suleiman, and the State Focal Person for the project, Mrs. Patience Ayaka, who spoke on this year’s theme, “Together for a Period-Friendly World,” advocated  a comprehensive approach to address menstrual hygiene management in the state.

they further added;

  1. “we need Comprehensive menstrual health education in our schools and communities, ensure sanitary products are accessible and affordable to all, infrastructure and facility where girls and women can manage their menstruation.’
  2. This day signifies  a critical step we are taking in order to cause greater advocacy for a better live for all girls and women”

In their submissions, , the General Manager of  Nasarawa State Water Board, Geologist Ahmed Kana, and that of NARUWASSA, Dr. Rowland Ayuba,  aligned with the project’s objectives and pledged continued partnership to create a society with improved menstrual hygiene practices.

The event featured a demonstration by the pad ambassador, Mrs. Tabitha Abimiku, showcasing the proper use of reusable pads to students, where she also underscored the importance of sustainable and eco-friendly menstrual hygiene products.

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