Destiny Africa Uganda in “girls on point campaign”



Destiny Africa Uganda (DAU), a youth based organization working in Lira district has come up to support girls, and to ensure they study in comfortable environment.

DAU, in efforts to make this possible, shall visit “all schools” in the district, aimed at promoting girl child education and making them stay at school

“In this campaign we shall encompass on activities like offering career guadiance and counseling services to girls, HIV testing and counseling, menstrual hygiene, strengthening of women emancipation through capacity building and we shall be organizing this in schools,” Norman Ajwer Ocen, DAU’s CEO says. 

“We urge all NGOs, government institutions, philanthropist and well wishers to support us,” he added.

Mr. Ajwer, shares this healthy tips. Enjoy!

MENSTRUATION 

Is the monthly shading of blood from the uterus, this happens when the corpus luteum is not fertilized this will intern degenerate. 

Menstrual hygiene does only involves keeping your body clean but also using clean and sterile materials. Reusable sanitary towels are not advisable to be used since they not be washed with soap And clean water and maybe hanged indoors as this is not healthy sunlight helps to kill microorganisms such as bacteria. 

Sanitary towels should be kept in clean environment. Sanitary pads if used for long hours can lead to skin irritation and discomfort

In the past girls and women were using uncomfortable, and unhealthy materials such as mud, cowdung leaves rags which was a threat to health. 

At this time creating awareness about poor menstrual hygiene among girls is very important during puberty and can save our girls from contracting health issues

Poor menstrual hygiene can lead to bacterial vaginosis and risk of reproductive tract infection which in the long run preterm sexually transmitted diseases.

Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases, postpartum infections, urinary tract Infection and this is believed to be among girls and women of menstruating age; it creates abnormal moist conditions inurogenital area that may promote opportunistic infection and imbalance in the microbiota.

Menstrual hygiene depends on the community’s and individual’s traditions and beliefs, socio economic status, personal preference and availability of safe water supply

GENERAL SIGN AND SYMPTOM OF INFECTIONS DUE TO POOR MENSTRUAL HYGIENE 

*Abnormal vaginal discharges

*Burning or itching in the genitalia

*Burning or itching sensation when urinating

*Sores in the genitalia

WHAT ONE SHOULD DO DURING MENSTRUATION 

Change your sanitary towel after ever 4-6 hours

Wash yourself properly with clean water 

Don’t use soap or vagina hygiene products

Discard properly the used sanitary towel

Use right washing technique, always clean the area from vagina to anus; never wash in opposite direction 

Control pad rash by possibly applying powder.

Reach the CEO, Destiny Africa Uganda on +256782995628


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