The Lady Pharmacists Association of Ghana (LAPAG) in collaboration with the Pokuaa Balm of Gilead Foundation, commemorate menstrual hygiene day with young students at schools in Effia Kwesiminstim Municipality (EKMA)

The group visited the Takoradi Senior High School and the Heavenly Home Academy in the Municipality.

LAPAG and the foundation seized the opportunity to educate the students on proper menstrual hygiene and helped them to dispel some myths associated with menstruation. The team of LAPAG and Pokuaa Balm of Gilead Foundation distributed over 600 sanitary pads for the girls and encouraged them to feel comfortable and empowered by menstruation. Discussions also focused on adolescent reproductive health education. The students were encouraged to focus on their studies and pursue fulfilling careers like pharmacy and not engage in unsafe sexual activities.

LAPAG looks forward to collaborating with other stakeholders across the length and breadth of the country in carrying out activities that help eliminate fear and anxiety during their period, as well as period poverty.