Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Training Program
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Menstrual hygiene management remains a major health and social issue in Nepal. This Mentrual Hygiene Awareness Training Project aims to promote menstrual health and hygiene in Nepalese communities to empower girls and women by raising awareness among girls and women, as well as men, regarding menstrual hygiene. The project also strives to provide solutions to manage menstruation hygienically based on local and available resources, including how to properly use hygienic sanitary products.
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Aditi is currently the Health Focal Point for the Emergency Medical Response Team at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Chautara, Sindhupalchok, the epicenter of the 2015 Nepal earthquake. As the sole health program officer for the IOM in the region which suffered the highest casualty, Aditi has a wide verity of responsibilities. Aditi was formerly a Research Associate at Green Tara Nepal (GTN), in joint collaboration with the University of Sheffield, where she undertook a systematic review of the health consequences of sex trafficking, an evaluation of health promotion initiatives in Nepal, and a review of health promotion teaching in Nepal. She was also the lead of the menstrual hygiene management program at GTN. In 2014 Aditi founded Kalyani with peers who are also dedicated to improving the lives of women in Nepal. This NGO works to empower women through promoting sustainable livelihoods. Aditi completed a Bachelors of Business Administration from Kathmandu University in 2011. After graduation, she worked at the Nepal Public Health Foundation for five months as a Program Officer. Aditi interned for three months at the World Health Organization in Kathmandu in 2012. In 2013, she completed a Master of Public Health in Management and Leadership from the University of Sheffield, UK.