MENSTRUAL CUP TRAINING AND DISTRIBUTION


This intervention was prompted by the Boko Haram conflicts in North East of Nigeria which has seen more than a million innocent women and girls displaced. Many of these women no longer have resources, and resort to desperate measures during their menstruation; most of them use dirty piece of cloth and sand in bowl as an alternative to pad and tampon during menstrual flow, which leaves them easily stained, embarrassed and prone to infections.

Thus, PMI started accessing and distributing Menstrual cups with training and guidance on the use. Menstrual cup is a small, flexible cup made of silicone or latex rubber, which catches and collects menstrual flow; this saves costs for each woman. PMI has distributed over 500 menstrual cups. Each cup lasts for 10 years for each woman.