Kutch, Oct 5, 2011: In rural parts of Kutch, women neither use a cloth nor sanitary pad during menstrual cycle because of dearth of clothes, their traditional ghaghra and lack of awareness about hygiene.
Women in backward states use ash, wood- pulp, jute, stone and even plastic as sanitary napkins because of unavailability of clothes or such napkins during menses. In one such case, a woman used a glove with a hook as a pad and died of infection.
In rural areas, lack of access to hygiene leads to 30% to 40% of women in reproductive age of 13 to 40 getting infected.
On December 22, 2010, India Water Forum (IWF) organised a one day consultation or workshop on Pro Poor Urban Water and Sanitation. The purpose of the workshop was to situate the status and issues of pro poor urban water and sanitation within the larger initiatives of the City Sanitation Plans (CSPs), and identify the priorities that NGOs could have in the emerging situation for programming or designing other interventions. City Sanitation Plans were being developed with a deadline of March 31, 2011.
VARANASI: A decade to the launch of Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) and the district is still lagging behind in providing proper sanitation. The practice of open defecation is still common, particularly in rural areas.
Affiliated colleges of Bharathidasan University in eight districts will create awareness of menstrual hygiene practices among rural women in adopted villages under the National Service Scheme (NSS).
Menstrual hygiene is a much neglected issue within the water and sanitation sector and there are critical gaps in the body of evidence on menstrual hygiene, including a lack of systematic studies analyzing best practices in Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM). To address this gap, WaterAid is currently developing MHM guidelines for practitioners from the WASH sector, and other related sectors such as reproductive health and education.
Chandigarh: Rural women in the state can now procure quality sanitary napkins, as the Centre has allotted Punjab a project to use hosiery waste from the textile hub of Ludhiana to make low-cost sanitary napkins for the women.
The project, to be executed by the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology (PSCST), will not only take care of the huge amounts of knitwear waste that the units find difficult to handle, but will also give village women affordable and hygienic napkins.
The Centre’s, Department of Science and Technology (DST), has allocated about Rs 11 lak
The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad today chaired the seventh meeting of the Mission Steering Group (MSG) of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). The MSG is the highest decision making body of NRHM that takes decisions on the policies and programs under the Mission. Sh Vilasrao Deshmukh, Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Shri Kapil Sibal, Minister of Human Resource Development and Telecom, Mrs.