More than 1,600 people participated in the 1st U-Report "Live Chat" on health and menstrual hygiene


Nancy Ndal-lah
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UNICEF Chad/2020/Nancy Ndal-lah
16 December 2020

As part of the campaign on menstrual hygiene, U-Report Chad organised its first "Live Chat" on 11 December 2020 in the UNICEF offices in N'Djamena.  Live Chat" is a service that connects one person to another through written conversations on a digital and/or digital platform.

This first "Live Chat" dealt with the management of menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls in Chad.  This theme is linked to the regional digital campaign on Health and Menstrual Hygiene supported by the French MUSKOKA Fund. For two hours, experts in the field of health and a young girl, a so-called Super Banat, were able to answer directly to the questions asked by the users.

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UNICEF Chad/2020/Nancy Ndal-lah

The panel of this Live Chat was composed of Dr Daraiya IDRISS, Head of the Gynaecology-Obstetrics Department of the Chad-China Friendship Hospital in Ndjamena, Dr Hélène BONGDENE NGARBAYE, UNICEF PMTCT Specialist, a young girl member of the Super Banat and some UNICEF staff.

To take part in this "live chat" it was necessary to send the word "RULES" by phone by SMS to 1301 (the short number dedicated to U-Report which is entirely free, anonymous and confidential) or by Facebook messenger sending the word "REGLES" to U-Report Chad. 

Various questions were asked by more than 1,680 people. This was an opportunity to provide answers to the concerns of the U-Reporters and to allow them to benefit from accurate and verified information.

Also a U-Report survey addressed to more than 71 people revealed that 38% of girls do not go to school due to a lack of protective and hygienic materials during their menstruation and 20% of girls are embarrassed when they menstruate.