The Importance of Health Education

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Yes, that is a picture of a uterus and ovaries that Abbie, public health nurse from MN, is using in her recent education at a sewing school in Cap Haitian. An unexpected benefit of our sewing program is that we have found a huge need for basic education regarding anatomy and reproduction. “I could have stayed for two days answering all of the questions these women had after only a 30 minute presentation”  were the words I heard from Abbie when she returned from Haiti earlier this fall. Days for Girls has a large flip chart with diagrams that we have been using for this teaching that involves not only anatomy, menstrual health hygiene, basic reproduction knowledge and healthcare but also human rights. Abbie spoke to two different groups for a total of 25+ women. Each woman was asked to speak to two of her friends about what she had learned. Two of our seamstresses are being taught how to be ambassadors and will be teaching this same material at schools and churches.

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