-To Save Current and Future Generations
A broadcast Liberian journalist, Alicemae Wellington-Kwapo has called for more healthcare education if the present and future generations of Liberia must live a healthier and longer life.
Mrs. Kwapo made the call Wednesday May 30, 2018 in Monrovia when she appeared on ECOWAS Radio on a live health talkshow, ‘Women Word’ hosted by female Liberian broadcaster, Saywah Gbar.
According to her, there are many healthcare and hygienic issues women and girls need to know to help keep them stay alive. She named some of them as personal women hygiene, proper use of public and office bathrooms and maternal care issues amongst others.
She noted that survey conducted in Liberia has shown that many work places discriminate against women’s rights such as lack of separate bathrooms for women in most private and public work places. Also appearing on the show, the Chief Administrator of the Omega Clinic near the Liberia Coca cola Bottling Company in Paynesville, agreed with assertions made by Madam Kwapo saying, more awareness need to be done to safeguard women in the Liberian society.
The two guests lamented that women mostly suffer the issues of common diseases such as Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and other contagious diseases adding, they are hard to be controlled. Speaking further, ‘Mae Wellington’ as she is famously called said there was a need for women to open up to corrections and take instructions from health authorities or practitioners aimed at enjoying healthy life.
She pointed out that in the case of contagious diseases and STIs and the rest of the common diseases, women tend to keep, hide or carry them for longer period without knowing them, but for men, they get signs and symptoms between one to three days and are easily treated compared to their female counterparts.
‘Women Word’ is a health program aired on ECOWAS Radio, formerly UNMIL Radio 91.5 FM. It highlights various health issues that affect women and girls on a daily basis. The program also brings together health practitioners and other women to discuss issues affecting women and girls and they can prevent them in other to be champions of healthy life.