Zambia unveiled its 2017 budget which includes free MHM products for rural and peri-urban schoolgirls!

These are the relevant sections from the Budget Speech:

93. Mr. Speaker, in 2017, this programme will for the first time, support 14,000 girls from vulnerable households in 16 districts by providing requisites to retain them in school.

94. Sir, our country like in many parts of Africa, reproductive health matters are treated as a taboo and with silence. This limits girls’ access to education as some fail to go to school due to lack of proper sanitary towels. In order to increase and retain attendance of girls in schools, Government will in 2017 commence distribution of free sanitary towels to girls in rural and peri-urban areas.

Govt praised for its plan to provide free sanitary napkins to rural girls


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