Menstrual Hygiene Management Awareness: Women’s Health Camp In Siddharthanagar
The Pratiman-Neema Memorial Foundation (PNMF) in joint collaboration with Women2be, an Albuquerque based NGO, organized the two days event in Bhairahawa, Rupendehi district. The event was organized for raising awareness, delivering female hygiene kits to women and educating them on hygiene health. The main aim of the project was to provide access to facilities and products, provide hygiene promotion and awareness, and allow for maintenance of enabling environments to reduce infections and empower girls and women of the community. Leveraging the reality that there is lack of knowledge regarding female hygiene, the surveys were done to establish the information about female student’s and women hygiene practices, the amount of school and work they miss due to menstruation and on their willingness to pay for a female hygiene kits.Ms. Christine Glidden, a president of Women2be together with PNMF team members distributed around 500 hygiene kits to student’s of Pratiman-Neema Memorial Health Institute (PNMHI), Paglihawa High School and women of Chiliya VDC. The women hygiene kits contained underwear, washable reusable sanitary pads, zip lock bags and hand towel.The remarkable feedback and success of the project was highlighted on a press meet held on 13th May 2016 in Bhairahawa, Rupendehi district.