Kenyan Menstrual Health Activist Wins Florence Nightingale Medal

Milcah Hadida, a Kenya Red Cross volunteer, was among 25 other health workers and volunteers nominated globally by the Red Crescent Society for the award. Hadida runs a campaign to collect sanitary towels, then rides on a bicycle to distribute them to vulnerable girls in communities around the county. Her five-month efforts have seen her reach 2,300 girls and young women. The Florence Nightingale medal recognises exemplary service or pioneering spirit in the areas of public health and nursing education.

Milcah Hadida training girls on menstrual hygiene.


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