Menstruation and menstrual practices are still clouded by taboos and socio-cultural restrictions resulting in adolescent girls remaining ignorant of the scientific facts and hygienic health practices, which sometimes result into adverse health outcomes.
Menstruation is a major part of life for millions of young girls and women worldwide. On average, a woman will menstruate for 3,000 days during her lifetime. However, the needs and challenges faced by many young women and girls as they struggle to manage their menstrual hygiene are largely ignored, especially in developing countries. This situation persists despite new developments in the hygiene and sanitation sector in recent years.
An awareness program on “FEMININE HYGIENE” was conducted on 24th June’ 2022 by School of Nursing, Noida International University, in collaboration with NIINE FOUNDATION.
The objective of the program was to enhance the knowledge regarding menstrual hygiene and increased the awareness among the students and the faculty members about menstrual hygiene.
The Chief Patron of the program was Dr. Vikram Singh Hon’ble Chancellor, NIU and retired Director General of Police (DGP) Uttar Pradesh who needs no elaborate introduction as he is a well renowned name in the nation for his tireless efforts for curbing crime and establishing law and order in the society.
The convenor of the program was Prof (Dr) Dinesh Kumar, Dean, School of Nursing, a man with mission to establish nursing ethics and set nursing profession at high ground. He has a vast experience of 18 years in the respective field of Nursing.
The Guest Speaker for the program was Mr. ATUL GUPTA AND Mrs. ANUPAMA GUPTA, the representative of NIINE foundation, Gorakhpur.
Both guests shared their vast experience, knowledge and their thoughts about menstrual hygiene and its taboos. The session lasted for 3 hours and proved to be very engaging and captivating for all the participants.
Around 200 students of all the Schools under Noida International University participated in the program along with staffs and representatives from NIIMS hospital. The program ended with the distribution of sanitary pads and wet wipes to all the participants along with the house keeping staff of NIU & NIIMS. As a good will from NIINE foundations they installed two sanitary machines in female washrooms, accessible for all female students, faculty, and staff. The event was a grand success, and everyone appreciated the opportunity and were aware about menstrual hygiene.
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