KAMPALA – MTN Uganda yesterday donated sanitary pads to women in mandatory Covid-19 isolation centres as the country continues to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus.
This donation closely follows the world menstrual hygiene day that was observed on May 28th across the world to challenge the social stigma associated with menstruation. This year, the day was marked under the theme ‘Periods in Pandemic’ to highlight how the challenges faced by women during menstruation have worsened during the pandemic.
Executed by MTN’s Corporate Social Responsibility arm, the MTN Foundation, the donation of sanitary pads is in response to a request from the ministry of health in a bid to provide for the sanitary needs of the women who are in mandatory isolation at the national Covid-19 quarantine centers.
While handing over the sanitary pads to Dr. Diana Atwiine, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of health in Kampala, Ms Rhona Arinaitwe, The Senior Manager Corporate Communications for MTN Uganda, said that MTN recognizes that May 28th was World Menstrual Day and as such, found it gratifying that the Ministry recognized the menstrual hygiene needs of women in quarantine centres.