Menstruation: A Vital Health Issue in Cameroon and Sub-Saharan Africa

jeanpaulnkouedjo
Posted May 13, 2021 from Cameroon

One out of 10 girls in Sub-Saharan Africa misses class during menstruation, 2014 UNESCO Report.

Initiated by the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI NETWORK), AFRICA4HER and previous activities at our non-governmental organization keep enhancing our skills in tackling women's health and menstruation in particular in communities in Cameroon.

During our cervical Cancer free screening campaigns, we use this as an avenue to educate girls and women on genital health bearing in mind the vital role women play in communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Their health becomes premordial in any aspect of daily life and as a non-profit organization, we are soliciting for funds to run a vast women's health related project which we have be running for years now focusing on: the prevention of cervical Cancer, Breast Cancer, HIV, Communicable and Non-Communicable diseases.

 

Jean Paul N Nkouedjo 

Operations Director and Consultant

YMCA South West Branch /Salvation Medi-Rescue Mission for Africa

Douala-Cameroon

+237 679138367 

This story was submitted in response to Menstruation Matters.

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Tamarack Verrall
May 13
May 13

Hello Jean Paul,
This is such good news. All the best with the work you are doing. It is always so encouraging to meet a man here who understands what needs to be done, is making it happen, and letting us know about it.

jeanpaulnkouedjo
May 13
May 13

Thank you Tamarack,
Growing with a grand mum and seeing her passed away of cervical cancer sparked my quest to advocate for women and girls. They play such a vital role in communities all over the world.
Now as a non-profit organization, we stand for women related issues...

Regina Afanwi Young
May 13
May 13

Hello Mr. Jean Paul, you are doing such an important work. Thank you so much . I agree with Mama Tam when she says it is very important to meet a man here who understands what needs to be done. Keep up the good work!!!!

jeanpaulnkouedjo
May 14
May 14

Thank you for the words Regina. It's great and inspiring.

Regina Afanwi Young
May 14
May 14

You are welcome my dear

Nini Mappo
May 17
May 17

Dear Jean-Paul,
Thank you for sharing this your work of hope and empowerment for pubescent girls in Cameroon. It is wonderful that through your work, menstrual health is not simply the business of girls and women, but the responsibility of whole communities.