Improving menstrual health and hygiene in India
Still 33% of women/girls uses unhygienic materials to manage Period
Let’s Join our hands to break the silence on Menstrual hygiene and Health
Your support through the year has been greatly influential to reach 1.2 million beneficiaries last year to ensure that they practice safe menstrual hygiene.
National Family Health Survey 2015-2016 estimates that of the 336 million menstruating women in India about 121 million (roughly 36 percent) women are using sanitary napkins, locally or commercially produced. Menstrual hygiene management among adolescent girls in India involving nearly 100,000 girls found that almost 50,000 did not know about menstruation until the first time they got their period.
WaterAid India focus on training the frontline workers on menstrual hygiene and health, capacity building with ASHA, session with adolescent girls, session with Mothers of adolescents, awareness on myths and taboos on menstrual hygiene and health, Menstrual health management in communities & schools and providing "choice kits" to enhance hygienic use of menstrual products.
WaterAid India is part of the global WaterAid network which seeks to improve access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene for everyone, everywhere.
We started in 1986 because no non-profit like us existed. We are determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. Only by tackling these three essentials, in ways that last, can people change their lives for good.