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Good News To School Girls as Report Emerges From Ministry of Education

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On average adolescent girls miss at least six weeks of school per year due to menses. Many suffer diverse reproductive health problems, especially urogenital infections arising from unsafe hygiene practices. Therefore this has worsened existing gender disparities observed across the region on access, retention, transition and achievements on education.

Pubescent girls from developing countries especially those from rural setting face diverse menstrual hygiene management challenges. Therefore many rural schools especially in Kenya have not attuned girls' menstrual needs.

Many schools in Kenya lack clean and private changing rooms. Therefore many girls can not access or afford appropriate absorbent materials and often resort to crude methods.

To mitigate this the government of Kenya increased the budgetary allocation to schools to improve wash facilities and provide sanitary pads for the need girls. Therefore according to the report shared through the Standard News, the government is planning to build modern toilets, provide free sanitary pads to help keep girls in school.

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Kenya Ministry Standard News

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