Menstrual Hygiene

Workshop on 'Promotion of Menstrual Hygiene Scheme' in Jammu

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

Primary schools asked to establish menstrual facilities in Uganda

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

Improving quality of life with new menstrual hygiene practices among adolescent tribal girls in Rural Gujarat, India.

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.

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