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28TH MAY - WORLD MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY

MENSTRUAL HYGIENE SCHEME(MHS) TODAY 28TH MAY IS WORLD MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY . I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE AWARE ALL CUROFIANS ABOUT THIS DAY WHICH IS A NEGLECTED ISSUE BACK Background The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has introduced a scheme for promotion of menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls in the age group of 10-19 year in rural areas. The major objectives of the scheme are: To increase awareness among adolescent girls on Menstrual Hygiene To increase access to and use of high quality sanitary napkins to adolescent girls in rural areas. To ensure safe disposal of Sanitary Napkins in an environmentally friendly manner. The scheme was initially implemented in 2011 in 107 selected districts in 17 States wherein a pack of six sanitary napkins called “Freedays” was provided to rural adolescent girls for Rs. 6. From 2014 onwards, funds are now being provided to States/UTs under National Health Mission for decentralized procurement of sanitary napkins packs for provision to rural adolescent girls at a subsidized rate of Rs 6 for a pack of 6 napkins. The ASHA will continue to be responsible for distribution, receiving an incentive @ Rs 1 per pack sold and a free pack of napkins every month for her own personal use. She will convene monthly meetings at the Aanganwadi Centres or other such platforms for adolescent girls to focus on issue of menstrual hygiene and also serve as a platform to discuss other relevant SRH issues. A range of IEC material has been developed around MHS, using a 360 degree approach to create awareness among adolescent girls about safe & hygienic menstrual health practices which includes audio, video and reading materials for adolescent girls and job-aids for ASHAs and other field level functionaries for communicating with adolescent girls.

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Important reasons to maintain good hygiene during periods Reduced risk of uti Using sanitary napkins to avoid growth of bacteria It's vital to the wellbeing of women and girls Menstrual hygiene management is " women and adolescent girls use a clean material to absorb or collect menstrual blood,and this material can be changed in privacy as often as necessary for the duration of menstruation
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Important reasons to maintain good hygiene during periods Reduced risk of uti Using sanitary napkins to avoid growth of bacteria It's vital to the wellbeing of women and girls Menstrual hygiene management is " women and adolescent girls use a clean material to absorb or collect menstrual blood,and this material can be changed in privacy as often as necessary for the duration of menstruation
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We are easily forgetting our govt started ,which is started by our govt under pressure or getting subsidy for parents organization. Even our fair sex not serious about it although data's in urban areas improving but rural india hardly know this. My sincere request to our sisters pl help yourself nobody is their to fight your battles.
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Thanks for your nice initiative Dr Parveen Yograj Sir
Thanks for making me aware of this special program.
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Useful info
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