The high price of sanitary pads is affecting not only rural girls but University Students as well.
This was revealed by Sexual Reproductive Health Rights advocate at the University of Zimbabwe Munashe Mhaka. She said:
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Most people were saying the issue of the pads being expensive. I have noticed that even at university level it is not only people in the rural areas who are thinking that pads are expensive or are facing problems buying pads.
You find that other people have heavy flows as they can menstruate for five days. They don’t need one packet, it’s not enough.
Mhaka was speaking at the launch of a Menstrual Health Promotion Campaign funded by the Swedish Embassy with the implementation done by Population Services International (PSI) Zimbabwe.
Reports indicate that a single packet of sanitary pads costs a minimum is ZW$10 with some girls having to fork out as much as ZW$50 per month.