LAUTECH Medical Students Hold Secondary School Outreaches In Commemoration OF International Menstrual Hygiene Day - DaOptimistic World




Thursday, 30 May 2019

LAUTECH Medical Students Hold Secondary School Outreaches In Commemoration OF International Menstrual Hygiene Day


Group of medical students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology( LAUTECH) under the aegis of Laumed Journal Club (LJC) and LAUMSA Health Awareness Club (LHAC) on the 28th of May, 2019 held secondary school outreaches in four(4) secondary schools in Osun state. This was in commemoration of the International Menstrual Hygiene day which is celebrated worldwide.

The medical students made it a duty to visit secondary schools (both private and public) to celebrate with their students. The outreaches included lectures on menstruation and menstrual hygiene, lectures on personal hygiene. There was also distribution of free sanitary pads to the female students and teachers, and likewise giving of pamphlets on menstrual hygiene to them.

One of the students' representatives who is Editor-in-Chief of the Laumed Journal Club and Vice President 1 of the students' association (LAUMSA), Somtolise Ajufo stressed that menstruation is an important physiological process in the female child and so menstrual health should not be a luxury but a human right.

 Ayooluwa Olasupo who is Coordinator, LAUMSA HEALTH AWARENESS CLUB (LHAC) reiterated the commitment of the club in delivering public health information to the communities in Nigeria at large. She said,"Female reproductive health is an important aspect of primary health care".

As gathered by DaOptimistic, the schools covered were: Baptist Girls High School Gbodofon, Oshogbo High School Oke-fia, Good Tidings School Dada-estate, and Ebunoluwa International School Ofatedo.

The schools expressed their utmost satisfaction with the outreaches and showed their gratitude to the Ladoke Akintola University Medical Students' Association under the leadership of Comrade Akinyele Temitope Victor for the unusual feat.

The President of the LAUTECH Medical Students' association expressed his gratitude to the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) of LAUTECH TEACHING HOSPITAL Ogbomoso and Osogbo, the governing bodies of the university and the medical students for their cooperation and also used the opportunity to call on well meaning individuals and organizations to partner with them in order to deliver more of these services to all and sundry.

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