District Health & Family Welfare Society

(Government of Uttarakhand Department of Medical Health & Family Welfare)

Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand

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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 pilot has been implemented in 5 districts (Haridwar, Tehri, Pauri, Uttarkashi and Rudraprayag) of the Uttarakhand, wherein supply in 05 districts is through central procurement with quality assurance guidelines is through local Self Help Groups. The sanitary napkin packs (containing 6 pieces each) is branded as ‘Freedays’.