By Morkporkpor Anku, GNA
Accra, Aug. 18,
GNA - The management of Essential Relief International (ERI) has distributed 10
bags of 50 pieces of adult diapers worth GH¢1,500.00 to residents of five communities in the Upper East Region.
are Fumbisi, Tantala, Dankpepiifi, Zukpene, Sandoo and Epabong.
Eduful, Executive Director of the NGO, said quality health care and hygiene
delivery are part of their core business.
She said it was
for this reason that they embarked on a Fistula programme to help eradicate it
from the community.
fistula is a devastating childbirth injury and a neglected public health and
human rights issue.
women in low-resource settings have an obstetric fistula and 100,000 develop
one every year.
indicates that leaking urine and or faeces and living in despair on the margins
of their own life, are part of the experience sufferers undergo and only 1 in
50 will ever receive treatment.
management held a symposium to educate and sensitise various communities and
women on the situation.
diapers were given to individuals within the communities with the fistula
condition," she said.
She said money
was also given to the women, who had the conditions as a way to support them.
She said the
NGO has constructed 10 water closet facilities and a concrete arc entrance for
the Winneba Prison, in the Central Region adding that the gesture was an effort
to strengthen ties with the prison.
toilet facilities inside the cells will help improve sanitary conditions within
the penal institution," the Executive Director said.
said the constructed entrance was not only to help ensure that inmates were
protected but also to protect prison officers from external hindrances to their
She said they
also gave the inmates some personal hygiene items like toothpastes,
toothbrushes and medicated soaps.
She said it is
the intention of management to undertake after care programmes for inmates
before they complete serving their sentences.
be embarking on community education and sensitization on safety and crime
prevention," she said.