A group of Vietnamese doctors, who are serving the Vietnamese level-2 field hospital No. 3 under the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, have organized an event to instruct South Sudanese women to keep female hygiene ahead of International Women’s Day (March 8).
The aim of the activity is to raise awareness of the importance of daily vaginal hygiene practices among local women in South Sudan.
The Vietnamese doctors carefully prepared educational materials with the help of an interpreter.
They gave the materials, along with gifts, and advice to South Sudanese women at the event in order to help the females have the best health possible by following simple hygiene practices in the context of a lack of clean water for daily life and increasing risks of infection.
In addition, the doctors gave presents to pregnant women at Bentiu Hospital’s obstetrics department.
|A Vietnamese doctor, who is serving Vietnamese level-2 field hospital No. 3 under the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, shows a South Sudanese woman how to use a hygiene product. Photo: Vietnamese level-2 field hospital No. 3|
Most women in South Sudan neither consider keeping vaginal hygiene important nor understand that vaginal diseases can affect a female’s fertility and overall health, according to Dr. Tong Van Anh.
“After this health education session, I hope that South Sudanese women will have a clearer view and are more concerned about their own health, especially vaginal health,” Dr. Anh said.
“Based on that, the awareness of the role of women will also gradually increase.
“I also hope that South Sudan will develop faster so that people here have better and happier living conditions.”