The menstrual health programme sponsored by NMSI, A Child Unheard (ACU) and Ruby Cup in conjunction with the NMSI-supported Community Health Planning Clinic in Ayenyah is progressing well.
The uptake of the programme within the community has continued to grow and there are now 83 women and girls who have been educated and trained in menstrual health and how to use the Ruby Menstrual Cup. The distribution of the Ruby cups started on the 9th January 2017, when the school re-opened after the festive break. Once distribution has been completed, the programme will be monitored on a monthly basis to ensure that the impact of introducing the Ruby Menstrual cups is understood.
The hope is that there will be improvements in both the girls and women’s health as well as seeing an improvement in the girl’s attendance at school.