Jammu, July 11, 2013: One day workshop on “Promotion of Menstrual Hygiene Scheme” was organised today in the Conference Hall, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Jammu by the National Rural Health Mission, J&K.
About 100 participants from Jammu Division including Deputy Chief Medical Officers, Block Medical Officers, Programme Managers, Officers/Officials from districts and blocks attended the workshop.
Speaking on the occasion Mission Director, NRHM, J&K, Dr Yashpal Sharma said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH &FW), Government of
Uganda, June 18, 2013: Primary schools have been urged to establish menstrual facilities in schools to reduce the dropout rate of girls in schools.
According to a survey conducted by SNV, a Netherlands Agency on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in primary schools last year (2012), 71 percent of girls suffer from the effects of their menstrual cycles and inadequate menstrual facilities in their schools.
The survey, conducted in 120 primary schools in six districts of Arua, Adjumani, Kasese, Bundibugyo, Kyenjojo and Lira, also revealed that 61 percent of girls drop ou
June 13, 2013: The Government of India has started a new scheme aimed at offering sanitary pads at a subsidized rate to adolescent girls in rural areas. This paper addresses menstrual health and hygiene practices among adolescent girls in a rural, tribal region of South Gujarat, India, and their experiences using old cloths, a new soft cloth (falalin) and sanitary pads.
Qualitative and quantitative data were collected in a community-based study over six months, with a pre-and post- design, among 164 adolescent girls from eight villages.
May 24, 2013: WSSCC is pleased to announce publication of Celebrating Womanhood: How better menstrual hygiene management is the path to better health, dignity and business, the final report from the International Women’s Day event arranged in Geneva in March 2013 by WSSCC.
In addition, if you are participating in the 28-30 May “Women
May 21, 2013: Young girls in rural Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are yet to switch over to the use of sanitary napkins during menstruation whereas in Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh and Odisha, the use of sanitary napkins for better hygiene is really catching up, latest official data suggests.
The government initiated a scheme for Promotion of Menstrual Hygiene in 2011 under which highly subsidised sanitary napkins are being supplied to adolescent girls, in the age group of 10-19 years, in the rural areas.