KAMPALA — MTN Uganda has on Friday donated sanitary pads to women who are held up in mandatory COVID19 isolation centers.
The sanitary towels were received by Ministry of Health permanent secretary Dr. Diana Atwine on behalf of the national taskforce.
This donation closely follows the world menstrual hygiene day that was observed yesterday 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, this 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 Covid19 quarantine centers.
“This will be dispatched to our girls and women at the quarantine sites and treatment centers across the country,’ Dr Atwine said.
She said MTN continues to support the COVID-19 response in via communication, call center agents and equipment, logistical support for surveillance and case management teams among others.