NEW PARTNER JOHNSON & JOHNSON SUPPORTS GIRLS IN LWALA

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NEW PARTNER JOHNSON & JOHNSON SUPPORTS GIRLS IN LWALA

This fall, Lwala Community Alliance formalized a new partnership with Johnson & Johnson to support the launch of the Girls Education and Pads Program. In this program, all girls in classes 6-8 in 13 local primary schools will received a pad kit that includes 5 reusable sanitary pads, underwear, soap, and information on sexual and reproductive health. Lwala’s New Vision Women’s Sewing Cooperative Group will manufacture the kits and will be trained in pad care and menstruation education so that they can then educate the recipients of the kits on these topics. The goals of the program are to increase school attendance and completion for girls, knowledge of sexual and reproductive health of the girls receiving the kits, and the annual earnings of the women in the sewing group due to the increased production of manufacturing the kits.
We are thrilled to have Johnson & Johnson support us in these efforts!

Impact

  • 98% HIV-exposed infants testing HIV negative at 18 mo

  • 300% Increase in family planning since 2011

  • 89% Access to improved sanitation

  • 30% Decrease in under-5 child deaths

  • 5,155 Students with Clean Water

  • 1,107 Patients on HIV Care

  • 1,234 Farmers Trained

  • 30,000 Total patient visits in 2015

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