Everyday hundreds of women die during pregnancy or from child related complications, 20% of all global maternal deaths happen in Nigeria (WHO). This high number of maternal deaths reflects inequities in access to health services due to social and cultural barriers to antenatal care and contraceptives use.
The Nigerian girl child is vulnerable to a wide range of abuses and harmful traditional practices that affects their health. 300,000 children die each day from preventable diseases such as measles and malaria. Nigeria also has the highest number of malaria cases in the world (100 million cases and around three million Nigerians are living with HIV. 40% of females in Nigeria miss several days of school each month because of their menstrual cycle.
At WIN we combat period poverty by giving girls access to sanitary products and menstrual hygiene education. WIN has made the commitment to improve the health and well-being of women and children through prevention and treatment, education, immunization campaigns, sexual and reproductive health care.
Sexual and Menstrual Health Education
• Rubbies international School, Ibadan
• Satellite Town Secondary School, Satellite Town, Lagos
• Baptist Girls College, Idi-aba, Abeokuta
• Ovwian Secondary School, Delta.
• IDP Camps
HIV and AIDS Programs
HIV free screening and awareness program, Elemu Community Hall, Iganmu, Lagos.
Health Talk and Free Screenings
• Breast Cancer Nigeria (BRECAN), Breast Cancer awareness and free screenings, Lagos
• Free screenings and health talk, the Vine, Parish, Ikorodu, Lagos
• Dental Health Outreach and Free dental examination, Lagos
Family Planning and Health Education
Our monthly programs involve education about contraceptive methods and sexually transmitted diseases and also to distribute contraceptives.
Period Poverty Advocacy
WIN is fighting to end period poverty and period stigma through service, education and advocacy. With our monthly education programs on menstrual hygiene management (MHM), our Men in Menstruation Initiative has been able to sensitize over 1,000 men to support the MHM needs of women and girls.