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Health Symposium

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Over the years, Menstrual Hygiene interventions in Sierra Leone have been limited to Pad distribution, and fails to properly address issues of stigma, myth, and taboos relating to Menstrual Hygiene – specifically for girls with disability (Physical, Mental, or others).

Consequently, the socioeconomic situations alongside the none-availability of adequate WASH facilities in schools/public-places (that are friendly to women/girls with disability) are issues that pose a serious threat to their wellbeing.

In addressing these issues, SRF in collaboration with the Milton Maggai School for the blind is having a “HEALTH SYMPOSIUM” on the topic “Breaking Barriers towards A HEALTHY and DIGNIFIED menstruation for women and girls with disability”.

There will be a special time for interaction with an experience female medical practitioner to address their medical concerns. With the support of the Mental Health Sierra Leone and the Leadership of SLUDI, psychosocial interventions will also be administered in a bid to address issues of depression and stigma.

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