Female inmates at Korinda Prison suffering for lack of essential commodities
Female prisoners in Korinda Prison in Busia County are suffering from a lack of access to sanitary products, says a local organisation.
There are reportedly more than 100 women in Korinda Prison, many of whom relied on visits from relatives, NGOs and organisations to provide sanitary products pre-pandemic.
For women, sanitary towels are essential services because menstruation is "not an option".
Around the world, places such as schools and community centres where women and girls typically access critical information about menstruation are closed, while routine health services have also been reduced, says MH Day organisers.
Covid-19 will affect the menstrual hygiene management of women working in healthcare facilities, garment factories and those living in informal settlements, as well as in prisons, according to Relief Web.