The Lady Pharmacists Association of Ghana (LAPAG) as part of LAPAG’s ongoing menstrual hygiene awareness campaign and pre-anniversary activities has undertaken educational campaign at AME Zion Basic Schools and the Nsawam M/A Basic Schools in the region.
The President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) was also present to grace the occasion and address the young learners, which occurred on July 7th, 2023.
In an interview with the Apothecary news, Pharm. Dr. Samuel Know Donkoh stressed that substance abuse education was crucial at this stage of their education because “abuse prevention strategies are best utilized before people develop potentially erroneous beliefs about drugs or substance of abuse. It is important that we do this long before they hear myths and falsehoods about drugs from others”.
LAPAG seized the opportunity to educate the students on proper menstrual hygiene and helped them to dispel some myths associated with menstruation. As has been the practice, LAPAG distributed sanitary pads to the young girls to help alleviate period poverty that continues to adversely affect some young girls in some parts of the country.
LAPAG is grateful to all partners who contributed in diverse ways to make this and other events a success. A special mention is made of Lady Pharm Rebecca Dzifa Adeku for supporting this dream with an amazing Art piece that were auctioned during the LAPAG@29 Dinner.