5th September, 2020 was indeed a great day for residents of Abule Iroko as Akinola Shasanya, a change maker in Nigeria and his team embarked on a COVID 19 Response to Abule Iroko in Ado Odo Otta Local Government Area of Ogun State in a project tagged “Project PW and G – “Pregnant Women and Girls Health.”
Akinola said in a chat with our correspondent that The Pollination Project (TPP) grant allowed them to impact pregnant women and also cater to the needs of young girls in the community on issues of menstrual hygiene management, said before they only hold sensitization seminars but this time they were able to give out sanitary materials and drugs to pregnancy women and young girls, all thanks to The Pollinations Project.
He said being funded by TPP has contributed in no small measure to helping serve the community of Ado Odo, where pregnancy supplements were given to pregnant women which will help boost their immune system and help them have healthy pregnancy and babies. The project also helped the young girls have access to safe and hygienic sanitary products for their menstruation thereby helping reduce menstrual poverty to the barest minimum.
His co-Leader Mr. Paul Adeogun also said that with the help of The Pollination Project Covid 19 responses they were able to reach out to 38 pregnant women in the rural community of Abule Iroko, Ado odo Otta in Ogun State Nigeria where they provided pregnancy supplements for the 38 pregnant women to avert complications during pregnancy. Medicine supplements named Meyer Vitabiotics Pregnatone packs comprises of 11 Essential Nutrients including Folic Acid- Vitamins, B12, moderate iron which can be taken for months were given to each pregnant woman with hand sanitizers and nose masks to each of them.
Akinola said they also worked on girl’s issues and ensured that girls living in this rural community have free access to safety products like reusable sanitary towels, hand sanitizers and face masks which which was distributed to 130 girls for free.
While 82 other community members benefitted from free hand sanitizers and free nose masks.