Nairobi — United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has launched ‘Oky Kenya’, an adapted version of the world’s first period tracker offline app, specifically designed for girls living in low- and middle-income countries like Kenya.
The ‘Oky Kenya’ provides girls with appropriate and evidence-based information about their periods in fun, creative and positive ways.
Its features include individualized period cycle trackers and calendars, tips, and menstruation information and it also functions offline; designed to work on lower-end smartphones, and is entirely free, without advertisements.
Shaheen Nilofer, UNICEF Representative to Kenya said, girls have increasingly been searching via online on the important questions about their menstrual health but are not always accessing the correct information.
“One of the main reasons girls are in search of information about menstruation is to dispel myths and misconceptions that often lead to anxiety, fear and shame,” she said.